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A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

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Lav Diaz

ORIGINAL TITLE

Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis

2016 || Philippines/Singapore || 485 mins || B&W || in Tagalog, Spanish, English || Feature

WORLD SALES

Films Boutique

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Berlin 2016 – Competition
Berlin 2016 – Winner – Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize (for a feature film that opens new perspectives)

SYNOPSIS

Andrés Bonifacio is regarded as the father of the 1896-97 Philippine Revolution against Spain. His widow searches deeper into the jungle for her husband’s missing body. The Spanish governor tries to play off the various rebel factions and their utopian visions against each other. As the suffering and death toll rise, the ballad "Jocelynang Baliwag" becomes the hymn of the insurgents. Facts and legend collide for a vibrant sense of history...

An historical 8-hour opus in stunning B&W from Lav Diaz, acclaimed director of FROM WHAT IS BEFORE (Locarno Golden Leopard), NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY (Cannes UCR) and MELANCHOLIA (Venice Horizons Grand Prize).

CAST

Piolo PASCUAL
John LLOYD CRUZ
Hazel ORENCIO
Alessandra DE ROSSI