‘Hele’ goes to 6 countries
After winning the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer prize at the Berlinale, Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” continues to make the rounds of the film festival circuit. The eight-hour historical epic will be shown in six countries. First stop for “Hele” is the Riviera Maya Film Festival in Mexico, from June 24-30. It will also be screened in two A-list events: the Moscow (Russia, June 23-30) and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, July 1-9) film festivals. Then, it will proceed to the Jerusalem Film Festival in Israel (July 7-17) and the Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia (July 28-Aug. 14). Lastly, it will be presented at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Poland (July 21-31). Bayani San Diego Jr.
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