Lav Diaz 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' to be shown in PH cinemas

MANILA, Philippines – Lav Diaz’s movie Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) will be shown in Philippine cinemas starting March 26.

The news was confirmed on Instagram by Star Cinema, Wednesday, March 9.

Award-winning film #HeleSaHiwagangHapis is coming to cinemas this March 26. Huwag nating palampasin ito mga Kapamilya! A photo posted by STAR Cinema (@starcinema) on Mar 9, 2016 at 12:25am PST


The movie stars Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz, who play the characters of Crisostomo Ibarra and Isagani from Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, respectively. (READ: Piolo Pascual talks about making 8-hour film with Lav Diaz, John Lloyd Cruz)

The 8-hour epic is based on the story of Gregoria de Jesus, who searched for the body of her slain husband Andres Bonfacio. (READ: Filipino maestro of slow burn films, Lav Diaz, heads to Berlin)


The movie was shown at the Berlin Film Festival last February, where it won the Silver Bear: Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives in cinema. –