Films byTexts by Lav Diaz
Evolution of a Filipino Family
Lav Diaz, 2004, 643’

The Gallardo family lives off a strip of land on the edge of the jungle. In fragile equilibrium, this goes well for generations until the big economy and politics reach their lives. A radiography of a country through portraits of individuals and families.

The Woman Who Left
Lav Diaz, 2016, 228’

“Diaz fashions an inexplicably transcendent journey to the end of the world, deeply soaked in melancholy and open to almost all possible interpretations.

The Halt
Lav Diaz, 2019, 261’

“It is the year 2034 AD and Southeast Asia has been in the dark for the last three years, literally, because the sun hasn’t shone as a result of massive volcanic eruptions at the Celebes Sea in 2031. Madmen control countries, communities, enclaves and bubble cities.

When the Waves Are Gone
Lav Diaz, 2022, 187’

Lieutenant Hermes Papauran, one of the best investigators of the Philippines, is in a deep moral crossroad. As a member of the police forces, he is a first-hand witness of the murderous anti-drug campaign that his institution is implementing with dedication.