FROM WHAT IS BEFORE
MULA SA KUNG ANO ANG NOON
2014, 345 min, Philippines, Dir: Lav Diaz

The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation No. 1081 putting the entire country under Martial Law. Winner of 5 awards at the Locarno International Film Festival including the Golden Leopard for Best Film. “Hauntingly beautiful. At once a vital work of historical reclamation and a sort of Southeast Asian companion piece to Michael Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON.” - Justin Chang, Variety.


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