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Lav Diaz

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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo)
  • Screenwriter
$4.4k 2017
No Score Yet A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet Storm Children, Book One
  • Director
2015
91% Norte, the End of History
  • Director
2014
100% Mula sa kung ano ang noon (From What Is Before)
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Siglo ng pagluluwal (Century of Birthing)
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2014
No Score Yet Hesus, rebolusyunaryo (Hesus the Revolutionary)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Florentina Hubaldo, CTE
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Walang alaala ang mga paru-paro (Butterflies Have No Memories)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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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