The Halt (Ang Hupa)
Director: Lav Diaz
Section: World Cinema
Country: Philippines | Year: 2019
Language(s): Filipino, English | Time: 278 mins
Manilla, 2034. As a result of massive volcanic eruptions in the Celebes Sea in 2031, Southeast Asia has literally been in the dark for the last three years, zero sunlight. Madmen control countries, communities, and new bubble cities. Cataclysmic epidemics ravage the continent. Millions have died and millions more have left.
Lav Diaz is a Filipino director, screenwriter, producer, editor, director of photography, poet, composer, production designer and actor. His films deal with the social and political difficulties of his country. Diaz has directed (the number is over 20) films since 1998 and has won numerous awards around the world, including the Golden Lion and the Golden Leopard.