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Season of the Devil

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Ang Panahon ng Halimaw

Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα / Greek
Premiere Μυθοπλασία / Fiction, Φιλιππίνες / Philippines, 2018, 234′, DCP, Ασπρό- μαυρο / Black & White, Με ήχο / Sound, Φιλιππινέζικα / Filipino

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Lav Diaz, Σενάριο / Screenplay Lav Diaz, Φωτογραφία / Cinematography Larry Manda, Μοντάζ / Editing Lav Diaz, Ηθοποιοί / Cast Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador, Bituin Escalante, Παραγωγός / Producer Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew, Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Films Boutique

In the late 70s, a military-controlled militia gang terrorizes a remote village in the Philippines. The terror inflicted on citizens is not just corporal, but intensely psychological as well. They are constantly fed apocryphal tales about the village leader. A few souls fight, refusing to give up. Poet, teacher and activist Hugo Haniway desperately searches for the truth about his wife’s disappearance…

Lav Diaz

Born in Cotabato, the Philippines in 1958, he first studied business before transferring to the Mowelfund Film Institute in Manila. His second feature film Naked Under the Moon screened in the 2000 Berlinale Forum. His five-and-a-half-hour opus From What is Before won the Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival.


The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.