Season of the Devil
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…
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.