A fascinatingly fractured narrative that will never ever leave you.
By the time you’re daring to venture into the films of Lav Diaz, it may be safe to say that you can take on most that slow cinema has to offer. This masterpiece from Diaz is a reminder of a different, more reflective way of making cinema that many filmmakers have the chance to employ, but not often do.
It’s filmed in beautiful black-and-white, has a static but meticulously designed mise-en-scene and clocks in at over five and a half hours. The tightly-scripted conversations and full-fleshed characterizations complement the heartbreaking beauty of the imagery.
It’s true that a six-hour movie is more demanding than a two-hour one, but the fact…