Lav Diaz
Lav Diaz
Lav Diaz at On the Edge Film Festival 2015 August 5 (cropped).JPG
Diaz at the on the Edge Film Festival in 2015
Born Lavrente Indico Diaz
(1958-12-30) December 30, 1958 (age 58)[1]
Datu Paglas, Cotabato, Philippines[1]
Occupation director, producer, screenwriter, film editor
Notable work Evolution of a Filipino Family
Heremias (Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess)
Death in the Land of Encantos
Century of Birthing
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery
From What is Before

Lavrente Indico Diaz (born December 30, 1958) is a Filipino independent filmmaker. He is known as one of the key members of the slow cinema movement, having made several of the longest narrative films on record. Although he had been making films since the late 90s Diaz didn't attract much public attention outside of the Philippines and the festival circuit until the release of his 2013 film Norte, the End of History, which was entered into Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. His three subsequent films have received much critical attention and many awards with 2014's From What Is Before earning him the Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival as well as a nomination for the Asian Film Award for Best Director, 2016's A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery competing for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and winning the Alfred Bauer Prize, and 2016's The Woman Who Left competing at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and winning the Golden Lion.

Biography

He has won several international awards such as the award for Best Picture at the Singapore International Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival of Brussels and Gawad Urian in 2002 and Netpac Jury Prize and Best Acting Ensemble (2001 Cinemanila International Film Festival) for his film Batang West Side (including Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Music, Best Sound at the Urian), in Gawad Urian in 2005 for the film Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino (Evolution of a Filipino Family), and Special Jury Prize at the Fribourg International Film Festival in 2006 for Heremias, Book One.

His films often tackle the issues regarding the current social and political state of the Philippines. His film Kagadanan sa Banwaan ning mga Engkanto (Death in the Land of Encantos), the Closing Film of the orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival 2007, was awarded with a Golden Lion Special Mention. Death in the Land of Encantos was also in competition at the Artistic Innovation Award (Visions) of the Toronto International Film Festival 2007. He received several awards at the Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. His film Melancholia won the Orizzonti Grand Prize at the 65th Venice International Film Festival in 2008. In January 2011 he joined the board of directors for Cine Foundation International.[2]

He went back in 2011 at the Venice International Film Festival for his film Siglo ng Pagluluwal (Century of Birthing)[3] and which earned the Grand Jury Prize at the 13th Cinemanila International Film Festival.[4] The following year, his film Florentina Hubaldo, CTE won Best Asian Film at the Jeonju International Film Festival[5] and gained the On-Screen Award at the Images Festival.[6]

His 2013 film Norte, the End of History was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[7] He received the Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival for From What Is Before. At the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, his film A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery was awarded the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize. He also received the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival for The Woman Who Left.

He is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010, the Prince Claus Award of The Netherlands in 2014 and The Radcliffe Fellowship of Harvard University, 2016-2017.

Lav Diaz at the Berlinale in February 2016.

Filmography

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Film credits of Diaz
Title Year Functioned as Notes Ref(s)
Director Writer Editor Producer Cinematographer
Serafin Geronimo: Kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion 1990 Yes Also known as The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion
Directorial debut
[8]
Burger Boys 1990 Yes [9]
Hubad sa Ilalim ng Buwan 1999 Yes Yes Also known as Naked Under the Moon [10]
Batang West Side 2001 Yes Also known as West Side Kid [11]
Hesus, Rebolusyunaryo 2002 Yes Yes [9]
Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino 2004 Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as Evolution of a Filipino Family [12]
Heremias 2006 Yes Yes
Kagadanan Sa Banwaan Ning Mga Engkanto 2007 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as Death in the Land of Encantos [13]
Melancholia 2008 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [14]
Walang Alaala ang mga Paru-Paro 2009 Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as Butterflies Have No Memories
Short film
[15]
Babae ng Hangin 2011 Yes Also known as Woman of the Wind
Incomplete
Siglo ng Pagluluwal 2011 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as Century of Birthing
Also film composer
[16]
Elehiya sa Dumalaw Mula sa Himagsikan 2011 Yes Also known as Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution [17]
Florentina Hubaldo, CTE 2012 Yes [18]
Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan 2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as Norte, the End of History
Written with Rody Vera
[19]
Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon 2014 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as From What Is Before [19]
Mga Anak ng Unos: Unang Aklat 2014 Yes Yes Yes Also known as Storm Children: Book One
Documentary film
[20]
Fragment 2015 Yes
Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery [21]
Ang Babaeng Humayo 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as The Woman Who Left [22]
Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also known as The Day Before the End
Short film
[23]

References

  1. ^ a b "Lav Diaz". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ Cinefoundation.org Archived July 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Jennings, Sheri (August 18, 2011). "Venice Orizzonti adds Lav Diaz's Century of Birthing". Screen Daily. Media Business Insight Limited. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cinemanila International Film Festival (2011)". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Hwang, Hei-rim (May 8, 2012). "Jeonju International Film Festival award winners announced". Korean Cinema Today. KOFIC. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Images Festival Award Winners". Images Festival. Tucows Domains Inc. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. April 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  8. ^ Grenier, Pascal (15 September 2016). "3 Films by Lav Diaz". Cinetalk.net. Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Tioseco, Alexis A. (30 January 2006). "A Conversation with Lav Diaz". Criticine. Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ Cockrell, Eddie (8 May 2000). "Review: Naked Under the Moon". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (31 July 2002). "Review: Batang West Side". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ Koehler, Robert (28 September 2004). "Review: Evolution of a Filipino Family". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (2 October 2007). "Review: Death in the Land of Encantos". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (29 September 2008). "Review: Melancholia". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "Butterflies Have No Memories". filmaffinity.com. Film Affinity. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ Koehler, Robert (2 October 2011). "Review: Century of Birthing". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ Cruz, Oggs (11 September 2011). "Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution". Screen Anarchy. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Day 5 - Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (Diaz)". The Art of Slow Cinema. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Chang, Justin (5 September 2014). "Film Review: From What Is Before". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "before" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  20. ^ Tsui, Clarence (19 January 2015). "Storm Children, Book One (Mga Anak ng Unos, Unang Aklat): Rotterdam Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ Lodge, Guy (9 September 2016). "Berlin Film Review: A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ Lodge, Guy (9 September 2016). "Film Review: The Woman Who Left". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas". viennale.at. Vienna International Film Festival. Retrieved 2017. 

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