Director: Lav Diaz
Country: The Philippines
Running Time: 156 minutes
Producer: Lav Diaz
Starring: Nanding Josef, Bart Guingona, DMs Boongaling, Lolita Carbon, Hazel Orencio, Joel Saracho, Noel Sto. Domingo, Popo Diaz
Three illegal miners journey back to their island after months of toiling in hellish conditions. With their hard-earned money, they traversed the sea, the mountains and the forest until they reached their destination. Or did they really reach their cursed place?
Lavrente Indico Diaz aka Lav Diaz is a filmmaker from the Philippines. He works as director, writer, producer, editor, cinematographer, poet, composer, production designer and actor all at once. He is especially notable for the length of his films, some of which run for up to eleven hours. That is because his films are not governed by time but by space and nature. His films are about the social and political struggles of his mother land and through these, he has garnered the admiration of the international festival circuit.