Auteur Theory, Brillante Mendoza, Filipino Filmmakers, Kidlat Tahimik, Lav Diaz, philippine cinema, Youtube video
20 Tuesday Aug 2019
Posted Video Essaysin
07 Friday Aug 2015
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2014, Film Festival, Golden Leopard, independent, independent film, indie, indie film, Lav Diaz, Locarno, Movie, Movie review, Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon
Like a prophet who first gained recognition in a foreign land, Lav Diaz comes back to the Philippines with the highly-coveted Locarno’s Golden Leopard. In the international scene, his work was praised, his style applauded, and his narrative explored. Diaz’ films were treated as transcendent over those of the Western style. His work was not governed by theories and structures. But, as he presents this gleaming token to the Filipino audience, he was faced with an indifferent crowd that reeks of the West.