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Ang panahon ng halimaw

Season of the Devil

Lav Diaz
Philippinen, 2018
Features, 234min, OmeU

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Ang panahon ng halimaw

Lav Diaz
Philippinen, 2018
Features, 234min, OmeU

Sa
27
Okt
18:30
Metro, Historischer Saal
Mit: 
Piolo Pascual
Hugo Haniway
Shaina Magdayao
Lorena Haniway
Bituin Escalante
Kwentista
Pinky Amador
Kwago
Bart Guingona
Paham
Hazel Orencio
Tenyente
Joel Saracho
Ahas
Drehbuch: 
Lav Diaz
Ton: 
Corinne De San Jose
Kamera: 
Larry Manda
Schnitt: 
Lav Diaz
Musik: 
Lav Diaz
Ausstattung: 
Adrian Yew Erman

Produktion: 
Epicmedia Productions
Weltvertrieb: 
Films Boutique
Format: 
DCP
Schwarz/Weiß

Am 22. September 1976 erließ Ferdinand Marcos das Präsidialdekret Nr. 1016, welches zur Gründung einer irregulären paramilitärischen Gruppierung kurz namens CHDF führte. Diese Terror-Miliz ermordete in der Folge zu Zehntausenden Menschen wie jene, deren Leiden dieser Film in Liedern gedenkt. Ja, Lav Diaz’ aktuelles Werk ist ein Gesangsepos aus Blankversen, welches sich keiner Musiktheaterform zuordnen lässt: Mal ist es Oper, dann Musical, dann wieder Singspiel im Geiste Jacques Demys. Ein Solitär nicht nur in der Form, auch in seiner Emotionalität nahezu unvergleichlich. (Olaf Möller)

In Anwesenheit von Lav Diaz.

 

In this heterodox 234-minute musical film, all dialogues are delivered through songs. The tale is set in 1979, in a segment of The Philippines’ history in which Ferdinand Marcos’ militias killed, without judgement, anyone suspected to be related to Communism. The chosen form to tell this horror story entails a necessary distancing from the representation of horror, an aesthetic procedure which – just as the black and white and the extraordinary concept for the composition of each shot – reinforces the right distance to think about the practices of Fascism without yielding to the emotional impact derived from it. The result is fascinating because the aesthetic invocation of evil is never an accomplice to the methods of torture and punishment. A whole era is synthetized during the course of four hours which run by quickly because each shot is so intense that it dilutes the experience of its duration. There is such an abundance of elements in each scene that time becomes merely a basic condition to discover a world and a culture and, also, a tragedy which is too universal to be truly foreign. (Roger Koza)

In the presence of Lav Diaz.

Lav Diaz: NAKED UNDER THE MOON, (1999), BATANG WEST SIDE (2002), 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), ELEGY TO THE VISITOR FROM THE REVOLUTION (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)