Lav Diaz’s ‘Kapag Wala na ang mga Alon’ starring John Lloyd Cruz joins Venice Film Festival
“Kapag Wala na ang mga Alon,” made by acclaimed filmmaker Lav Diaz and starring John Lloyd Cruz, is set to be screened at the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival.
The film is part of the lineup for the festival’s Out of Competition section, as revealed by the festival organizers on its Facebook page yesterday, July 26 (Philippine time).
It is under the fiction category with movies such as Italian director Francesco Carrozzini’s “The Hanging Sun,” South African director Oliver Hermanus’ “Living” and American actress-filmmaker Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” which stars Harry Styles and Florence Pugh.
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The festival participation of “Kapag Wala na ang mga Alon” was then announced via poster on its official Facebook page, also yesterday.
“Lav Diaz is back at the La Biennale di Venezia! His latest, ‘Kapag Wala Na Ang Mga Alon (When The Waves Are Gone)’ will be screened, out of competition at its 79th edition!” it stated.
“Kapag Wala na ang mga Alon” stars Cruz alongside Ronnie Lazaro, Shamaine Buencamino and DMs Boongaling.
It follows the story of one of the best investigators of the Philippines, Lt. Hermes Papauran, who witnessed “his institution’s being a party to a murderous anti-drug campaign, which is spearheaded by no less than the president of the country, Rodrigo Duterte.”
Lav Diaz is back at the La Biennale di Venezia!His latest, "Kapag Wala Na Ang Mga Alon (When The Waves Are Gone)” will…
“Kapag Wala na ang mga Alon” is Diaz and Cruz’s latest film collaboration after they worked together in “Isang Salaysay ng Karahasang Pilipino,” “Historya ni Ha” and “Ang Babaeng Humayo.”
It also marks Diaz’s return to the Venice Film Festival, two years after he won the Orizzonti Award for Best Director for his film “Lahi, Hayop” (Genus Pan).
The festival will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. /ra
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