Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz

  • Highest Rated: 100% Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2017)
  • Birthday: Dec 30, 1958
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Wanted to become a musician in college but decided to get into directing after watching The Godfather (1972) and The Claws of Light (1975). Wrote a script for late Fernando Poe Jr. after winning the FPJ-Mowelfund Screenwriting Contest that was sponsored by him. Moved to the United States in 1992 where he worked for a community newspaper before directing the critically-acclaimed Batang West Side (2001). Won a Gawad Urian award for Evolution of a Filipino Family (2005). Received the Orizzonti Grand Prize at the 65th Venice International Film Festival for Melancholia (2008). In 2008, released his first solo album, Impiyerno: Songs From & Inspired by the Cinema of Lav Diaz, at the 3rd .MOV International Digital Film Festival. Directed Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (2013) that was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival; was the country's official entry to the Oscars that year. Won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival for Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon (2014). Well-known for making lengthy films; his Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004) was 593 minutes long. Has been dubbed as "the ideological father of the New Philippine Cinema" by the Venice Film Festival.

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83% The Halt (Ang hupa) Director 2019
100% Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) Director Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Lakbayan Director Screenwriter 2018
80% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) Director $4.4K 2017
No Score Yet A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery Screenwriter Director 2016
No Score Yet Storm Children, Book One Director 2015
93% Norte, the End of History Director Screenwriter 2014
89% Mula sa kung ano ang noon (From What Is Before) Producer Director Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet Siglo ng pagluluwal (Century of Birthing) Director Producer Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet Hesus, rebolusyunaryo (Hesus the Revolutionary) Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Walang alaala ang mga paru-paro (Butterflies Have No Memories) Director Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Florentina Hubaldo, CTE Screenwriter Director 2012
No Score Yet Philippine New Wave: This Is Not a Film Movement Actor 2012
No Score Yet Visitors Director Screenwriter 2009
No Score Yet Melancholia Director 2008
No Score Yet Death in the Land of Encantos (Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga Engkanto) Director 2007
No Score Yet Evolution Of A Filipino Family (Ebolusyon Ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino) Screenwriter Director 2004
No Score Yet Headless Actor 2003
No Score Yet Batang West Side Screenwriter Director 2002


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