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Credit: Venice International Film Festival
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Venice International Film Festival 2020 — Dispatch 2: Lahi, Hayop, Tragic Jungle, Padrenostro

Lahi, Hayop Lav Diaz knows violence. The director’s filmography is virtually an exemplar of the temporal nexus of historical and contemporaneous representations of authoritarian exploitation. Lahi, Hayop holds that line, focusing on a string of snowballing murders and intimidations. But the film also appears…

September 15, 2020
by Matt McCracken Film Streaming Scene

Season of the Devil | Lav Diaz

The latest film from Filipino director Lav Diaz to make it to US streaming services is the almost four-hour long, politically charged, a cappella musical Season of the Devil — a film that is, per the director himself, “about motherfuckers like Donald Trump.” A…

August 21, 2019
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