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Lav Diaz’s 8-hour film ‘Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis’ streams for free on YouTube for Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 3:48 PM

If you have (a lot of) time to spare, you may want to put this epic on your watch list

HELE SA HIWAGANG HAPIS. John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual star in Lav Diaz's historical epic. Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

LOOK: Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao attend premiere of Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' in Cannes

May 23, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'Ang Hupa' is part of the 'Directors' Fortnight,' a non-competitive competition in Cannes

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The film will be part of the festival's Director's Fortnight section

PREMIERE. 'Ang Hupa' by Lav Diaz is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Image courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

'Ang Panahon ng Halimaw' review: A call to arms

May 30, 2018 - 8:16 PM

'Diaz may be using the Martial Law as a metaphor for the country in a state of strife, but it is as obvious as day that his call to arms is for the present,' writes Oggs Cruz of director Lav Diaz's latest

WATCH: ‘Ang Panahon ng Halimaw’ makes world premiere at the Berlinale

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:13 AM

Will Lav Diaz bring home the Golden Bear award this time at the Berlin International Film Festival?

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Panahon ng Halimaw' to be shown in Berlin Film Festival

Jan 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The movie stars Piolo Pascual and Shaina Magdayao

Ateneo faculty, artists, writers condemn Kian delos Santos killing

Aug 21, 2017 - 2:54 PM

We denounce the state terror that President Duterte is unleashing upon the citizenry members of the Ateneo de Manila faculty say in a statement

GONE TOO YOUNG. Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza invited to U.S. Film Academy

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The two Filipino directors are among the 774 invited this year to be part of the prestigious group that deliberates on the Oscars

Charo Santos-Concio to star in upcoming Lav Diaz film

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:11 PM

After the award winning Ang Babaeng Humayo Charo Santos is working on a new movie with director Lav Diaz this time about an OFW

18 PH films to screen at New York's MoMA

May 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Movies by Lav Diaz Brillante Mendoza Erik Matti and more will be part of a Museum of Modern Art feature on Filipino films

'MA' ROSA.' Brillante Mendoza's film is one of the movies to be screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Screengrab from Facebook/marosafilm

'Ang Babaeng Humayo' nominated for 3 Asian Film awards

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Charo Santos Concio is nominated for Best Actress in the movie Ang Babaeng Humayo while Lav Diaz is nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay

Director Lav Diaz (C), actress Charo Santos-Concio and actor John Lloyd Cruz attend the photocall 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 / TIZIANA FABI

The Best Filipino films of 2016

Jan 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Movie writer and critic Oggs Cruz shares his top 15 picks for 2016

Entertainment newsmakers of 2016

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Here are 10 showbiz events that made headlines in 2016

5 surprises that made 2016 awesome

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Good things did happen this year Here are some unexpected positive highlights that made us smile

'Ang Babaeng Humayo' Review: Double lives, second chances

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Oggs Cruz shares his thoughts on Lav Diaz s award winning Ang Babaeng Humayo

8 things you didn't know about Lav Diaz's 'Ang Babaeng Humayo'

Sep 28, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Go behind the scenes of this award winning film from Lav Diaz

Director Lav Diaz (C), Charo Santos-Concio and John Lloyd Cruz attend the photocall 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. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/ AFP

Lav Diaz film wins 2016 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

Sep 11, 2016 - 2:26 AM

Lav Diaz wins the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for Woman Who Left Ang Babaeng Humayo

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

Lav Diaz's 'Woman Who Left' vying for 2016 Venice Film Fest Golden Lion

Sep 10, 2016 - 6:17 PM

See the list of movies that Lav Diaz s movie Ang Babaeng Humayo is up against for a Golden Lion award

LAV DIAZ. Director Lav Diaz attends the photocall 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. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Babaeng Humayo' to compete in Venice Int'l Film Festival

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

The film starring Charo Santos Concio is part of the main competition of the festival

Charo Santos-Concio returns to acting in upcoming Lav Diaz film

May 30, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Charo Santos Concio stars in the upcoming movie Ang Babaeng Humayo to be released this year

Lav Diaz wins short film prize in Germany

May 17, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Lav Diaz wins the Principal Prize at the 62nd International Short Film Festival for his 16 minute film Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas

LAV DIAZ. The filmmaker behind the 8-hour epic 'Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis' wins another prize in Germany for his 16-minute film 'Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas.' File photo by Britta Pedersen/EPA

'Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis' Review: No greater love

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Characters from Rizal’s work creatures from legends and sorrowful icons plucked from the pages of our history books cross paths in Lav Diaz’s intricate tapestry

'Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis' stars: Why you should watch 'mesmerizing' Lav Diaz film

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:25 AM

The stars of the Berlinale winning Lav Diaz film Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis share how rewarding the experience of watching the film in the cinema is

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

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

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:54 PM

The movie will be in Philippine theaters starting March 26

'Hele' from the other side: Cherie Gil's Berlin film fest chronicles

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Cherie Gil talks about her Berlinale experience cheering on Lav Diaz and the Hele team and her encounter with Meryl Streep

LEGEND. Cherie Gil poses with Meryl Streep at the Berlin International Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Cherie Gil

Lav Diaz wins Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis wins the Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives in cinema at the Berlin Film Festival

Weary crowd cheers Lav Diaz's 8-hour epic at Berlin film fest

Feb 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

It was an amazing experience – totally worth it said Taiwanese film critic Yun hua Chen

'HELE SA HIWAGANG HAPIS.' Director Lav Diaz at a photo call for the Berlin International Film Festival 2016 with stars Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz. Photo by Britta Pedersen

Filipino maestro of slow burn films, Lav Diaz, heads to Berlin

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:44 PM

My principle is the filmmaker shouldn t struggle by himself The viewer must struggle with me says the director whose 8 hour film A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery is the longest ever to compete in the Berlinale

LAV DIAZ. The director's 8-hour long 'A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery' ?('Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis' ?in Filipino) is the longest entry ever at the Berlinale. Screengrab from Instagram/paulsoriano1017

Main lineup, Berlin film festival 2016

Feb 08, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis from Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz is part of the festival lineup

Top 5 of 100 greatest Asian films of all-time from Busan International Film Festival

Oct 04, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Lino Brocka Mike de Leon and Lav Diaz s films are also part of the 100 great Asian films

Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz to star in new Lav Diaz film

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:38 PM

The movie is produced by Paul Soriano s film company Ten17P

FULL LIST: Winners, Asian Film Awards 2015

Mar 25, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Check out the full list of winners below

LIAO FAN. He bags the Best Actor award for his role in the film 'Black Coal, Thin Ice.' Photo by Daniel Naupold/EPA

Lav Diaz nominated for Asian Film Award

Feb 27, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Diaz is nominated for Best Director for his film Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon From What Is Before

NOMINATED. The director joins the list of nominees for the Asian Film Awards for his film 'Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon'. Photo from Facebook/Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz documentary to compete in Copenhagen Film Festival

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:05 PM

The documentary Storm Children features the lives of children after Typhoon Yolanda

‘Norte’ chosen as PH Oscars entry for 2015

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The Lav Diaz movie was chosen by Film Academy of the Philippines to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category

Award-winning 5-hour Lav Diaz film seeks venue

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:25 PM

It s good for the Filipino people It s good for Filipino cinema Our work is on par with other cinemas of the world says director Lav Diaz of his film

'Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon' wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:25 PM

The black and white film recounting the strange events that happened in a village during Martial Law by director Lav Diaz beat 16 other films to the festival s top prize

FROM WHAT IS BEFORE. Movie reviewer Oggs Cruz praises director Lav Diaz's attentiveness to the fiilm's themes. Screengrab from YouTube

'Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon' Review: Sorrowful histories

Jul 06, 2014 - 10:00 AM

What Diaz has done is to distill centuries of the country’s sorrows and agonies into a fascinatingly fractured narrative that will never ever leave you writes movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

2 Filipino films screening at Cannes

Apr 18, 2013 - 11:02 PM

Death March and Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan to screen at the Cannes Film Festival in May

Image obtained from the Cannes Film Festival website