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Lav Diaz’s ‘Norte’ encore this month

After its Ayala engagement last month, Lav Diaz’s four-hour epic “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” will have encore screenings at TriNoma Mall and Fisher Mall in Quezon City and at Glorietta in Makati City on April 15; and at TriNoma, Glorietta and Abreeza Mall in Davao on April 29. All screenings are at 6:30 p.m. and with English subtitles. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Cinema Scope list of Top 10 films has ‘Norte’ on No. 2

“NORTE, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan”

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” is No. 2 on the list of the Top 10 films of 2013 drafted by the Canadian film review website Cinema Scope. Another Cannes entry, Alain Guiraudie’s “Stranger by the Lake” (France) is No. 1. The list also includes Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin” (China), Tsai Ming-liang’s “Stray Dogs” (Taiwan), and Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis” (United States).

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Berlin site praises ‘Norte’

SCENE from “Norte,” Mae Paner (left) and Angeli Bayani

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s four -hour epic “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” received a rave review from the Berlin Film Journal.

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‘Norte’ in the US

SCENE from “Norte,” Mae Paner (left) and Angeli Bayani

Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” will be screened on June 20 at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, New York City. Diaz will attend the event. Producer Moira Lee says the special screening marks the official start of the film’s US release, spearheaded by the firm Cinema Guild. In Manila, screenings are set on March 25 (Greenbelt) and March 31 (Glorietta). Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Norte’ wins in Spain

SID LUCERO in “Norte

Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” won the Audience Award at the Murcia International Film Festival, held in southeastern Spain from March 3 to 9. Now on its fifth year, the Murcia fest was formerly known as the Ibn Arabi Film Festival or IBAFF. “Norte” will have three more screenings in Ayala cinemas (at Ayala [...]

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‘Norte’ comes home

ANGELI Bayani and Juana Change in “Norte”

After receiving rave reviews from international critics, Lav Diaz’s “Norte” will have screenings at Ayala Cinemas, starting Tuesday at Trinoma. Other dates are March 18 (Ayala Center Cebu), March 25 (Greenbelt 3) and March 31 (Glorietta 4). All screenings of the film (which is subtitled in English) start at 6:30 p.m. For inquiries, write to pauline@origin8media.com or lirycpaolodelacruz@gmail.com Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Lav Diaz’s ‘Norte,’ 4-hr Filipino film hailed overseas opens in PH

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ANGELI Bayani in “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan,” described as a tour de force by critics

That Lav Diaz’s four-hour film “Norte, Hangganan ng Ka-saysayan” will finally be screened in local cinemas can only be described as groundbreaking.

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Mendoza heads French festival jury

VESOUL jury head Brillante Ma. Mendoza. Photo by JILSON SECKLER TIU

Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza heads the main competition jury at this year’s Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema, set Feb. 11-18 in France.

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‘Prologo’ in Rotterdam

Lav Diaz’s “Prologo sa Ang Dakilang Desaparecido” will be screened in the Spectrum Shorts section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam to be held in the Netherlands from Jan. 22 to Feb. 2. According to producer Bianca Balbuena, “Prologo” was previously shown in San Sebastian, New York, Sao Paulo, Busan and Oslo. In the Philippines, it was part of the Cinema One, SalaMindanaw and Inquirer Indie Bravo! fests. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Norte’ in website’s Top 50 list

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Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” made it to the yearend list of the Top 50 films of 2013, drafted by critics who write for the website, The Film Stage. “Norte” placed No. 38 in a roster that also included Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster,” Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” and Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past,” among others. Reviewer Ethan Vestby wrote: “[‘Norte’] simply depicts life occurring at its own pace… the film’s ultimate virtue: its lack of obsession with racing to its own ideological conclusions.”

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‘Norte’ in Sight & Sound Top 10

SCENE from “Norte,” Mae Paner (left) and Angeli Bayani

LAV DIAZ’S “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” made it to Sight & Sound’s Top 10 films of 2013. “Norte” tied with another Cannes Un Certain Regard entry this year, Alain Guiraudie’s “Stranger by the Lake,” on November 9.

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‘Batang West Side’ at the MoMA

Batang West Side

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s “Batang West Side” will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City on Nov. 9, 2 p.m.

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