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Lav Diaz’s movie ‘Lahi, Hayop’ to compete in Venice Film Festival 2020

Lav Diaz’s movie ‘Lahi, Hayop’ to compete in Venice Film Festival 2020

Director Lav Diaz attends the Premiere of the movie "Ang Babaeng Humayo" (The Woman Who Left) presented in competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2016 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

‘Lahi, Hayop’ will compete in the Orrizonti category

Lav Diaz’s movie Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan) is one of the movies that will be part of the Venice Film Festival 2020 in September.

On its website, the festival announced the line up of movies that will be competing in different categories. Diaz’s movie will compete with 18 other movies in the Orrizonti category. According to the website, the Orrizonti category is “an international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinemas.”

Lahi, Hayop stars Bart Guingona, DMs Boongaling, Nanding Josef, Hazel Orencio, Joel Saracho, and Noel Sto. Domingo. A synopsis for the movie has yet to be posted.

The movie is also one of the shortest movies done by Diaz, clocking in at 150 minutes.

This is not the first time Diaz has participated in the festival. In 2008, his movie Melancholia won the top prize. 

In 2016, his movie Ang Babaeng Humayo starring Charo Santos and John Lloyd Cruz also won the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion award.

The Venice Film Festival will run from September 2-12. – with a report from Agence France-Presse/