Born 1958, Datu Paglas, the Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, the Philippines

Lav Diaz is one of the leading figures of contemporary cinema, celebrated for his ambitious films that explore the social and political history of the Philippines. Diaz is also heralded as the most active proponent of 'slow' or durational cinema. Running between 4 to 12 hours, and made with the freedom afforded by digital technologies, Diaz's films describe the everyday with an epic scope. Intensely poetic and beautiful, Diaz's works have addressed the era of martial law under Ferdinand Marcos (1965–86); the revolution against Spanish colonial rule; and the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

APT8 Cinema: Lav Diaz – screening times and program notes.


Cinema B