Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw Tagalog)
Director: Lav Diaz
Section: World Cinema
Country: Philippines | Year: 2018
Language(s): Tagalog | Time: 234 mins
In the late 70s, a gang of militias, under the control of the military, terrorises a remote village in the Philippines. The poet-teacher-activist Hugo Haniway decides to find out the truth about the disappearance of his wife. A love story and an unconventional music set in the darkest period of Philippine history, the Marcos Dictatorship, Season of the Devil is based on real events and real characters.
Lav Diaz is a Filipino filmmaker. His five-and-a-half-hour opus, From What is Before (2014), won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. In 2016, A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, which he identifies as his most important film to date, screened in the Berlinale Competition and won the Alfred Bauer Prize.