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Norte’ described as ‘a tour de force of slow cinema’

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Sid Lucero in “Norte”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

“Norte” tells the Dostoyevskian stories of a law school dropout and an impoverished couple whose fates are linked, and altered, by the brutal murder of a loan shark.

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Lav Diaz’s ‘Norte…’ earns Spirit Awards nod

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Sid Lucero in “Norte”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

The Philippines’ entry to the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards’ best foreign film races, Lav Diaz’s “Norte, the End of History,” earned a best international film nomination in the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Honoring the best in indie cinema, the Spirit Awards cited “Norte…” and five other leading best foreign film contenders in the ongoing awards season.

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Lav Diaz says quest for Oscar a long shot

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“Suntok sa buwan (a long shot).” This is how Filipino director Lav Diaz described the chances of his film “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” to score a nomination for best foreign language film at the 2015 Oscar Awards.

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Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked fest opens today

The “Inquirer Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked Film Festival: The Best of Filipino Films 2013 Plus,” kicks off at 6 p.m. today with Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.” The fest runs at U-View of Fully Booked High Street, Bonifacio Global City, until Dec. 12. For tickets, call (02)8587000 or visit fullybookedonline.com and facebook.com/fullybooked.

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‘Norte’ opens Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked film festival

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SID LUCERO and Mae Paner in “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan,” Cannes, Un Certain Regard

To help seek alternative venues for independently produced films is one of the thrusts of the annual Indie Bravo! tribute presented by the Inquirer.

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