Ang Hupa

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Ang Hupa

The Halt

Lav Diaz
Philippinen, 2019
Features, 278min, OmeU

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Ang Hupa

Lav Diaz
Philippinen, 2019
Features, 278min, OmeU

Sa
02
Nov
11:00
Urania
Mit: 
Piolo Pascual
Hook Torollo
Joel Lamangan
President Navarra
Shaina Magdayao
Haminilda Rios
Hazel Orencio
Martha Officio
Mara Lopez
Marissa Ventura
Drehbuch: 
Lav Diaz
Ton: 
Corinne De San Jose
Kamera: 
Lav Diaz
Daniel Uy
Schnitt: 
Lav Diaz
Musik: 
Jemboy Aguilar
Ausstattung: 
Max Celada
Allen Alzola

Produktion: 
Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Weltvertrieb: 
Indie Sales
Format: 
DCP
Schwarz/Weiß

Selten hat das überstrapazierte Bild eines Lichts am Ende des Tunnels besser gepasst als zum neuen Film von Lav Diaz. 2034 auf den Philippinen: Epidemien und Umweltkatastrophen haben Südostasien heimgesucht, seit drei Jahren haben die Menschen kein Sonnenlicht gesehen. Diese Welt bietet einem irren Diktator das perfekte Klima, um seine willkürlichen Mechanismen der Unterdrückung wirken zu lassen. Diaz zeigt wütend das Trauma einer Gesellschaft, die konkret und metaphorisch im Dunkeln kriecht. Obdachlose und Waisenkinder sind Folge einer fatalen Politik, aber unter ihnen findet Diaz auch Würde und einen Weg in die Zukunft. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In Anwesenheit von Lav Diaz und Hazel Orencio (Produzentin).

 

Lav Diaz has long been the cinematic poet and prophet of the Philippines, and his new feature THE HALT upholds this title. Set in 2034 in a vaguely futuristic world, it shows us a Manila that is also eerily, familiarly decrepit. And it presents one of the most scathing, sadistic, and psychotic portraits of a political leader in recent cinema in the figure of President Nirvano Navarro (on par with Sokurov’s portrait of Hirohito in THE SUN). THE HALT features a large cast and myriad parallel stories: a revolutionary fighter, Hook Torollo, forced into hiding; a traumatized sex worker called Hammy seeking solace; and two lesbian military soldiers and lovers, who slavishly fulfill the President’s repressive orders. As always in Diaz’s work, discussions on ideology and political exigencies abound, particularly with the hesitant Hook, who finally rejects direct political action to work serving the poor. This time, there is also considerable narrative thrust, as Hook joins a plot to assassinate Navarro. Like most of Diaz’s films of late, THE HALT is filmed in somber black-and-white and steeped in dark shadows that suggest a world devoid of pleasure and justice. (Ela Bittencourt)

In the presence of Lav Diaz and Hazel Orencio (producer).

Lav Diaz: NAKED UNDER THE MOON, (1999), JESUS, THE REVOLUTIONARY (2002), EVOLUTION OF A FILIPINO FAMILY (2004), HEREMIAS (2006), DEATH IN THE LAND OF ENCANTOS (2007), MELANCHOLIA (2008), PURGATORIO (2009), CENTURY OF BIRTHING (2011), FLORENTINA HUBALDO (2012), NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY (2013), FROM WHAT IS BEFORE (2014), LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY (2016), THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (2016), SEASON OF THE DEVIL (2018), THE BOY WHO CHOSE THE EARTH (2018, Viennale-Trailer)