Here’s Where You Can Watch Lav Diaz’s Musical Film

With almost four hours' running time!

(SPOT.ph) After its successful run at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival last February, Lav Diaz’s critically-acclaimed film Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Season of the Devil) finally makes it way to the Philippines. The four-hour rock opera, which features 33 songs all composed by Diaz, will make its local debut at the UP Cine Adarna on April 20, 5 p.m. for P250 per ticket.

 

 

Starring Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador, Bituin Escalante, and Angel Aquino, the musical has been described by critics as a social commentary on extrajudicial killings of the present despite the film being set in the 70s. The story revolves around Hugo (Pascual), a poet who looks for his missing wife Lorena (Magdayao), an idealistic doctor who set out to work in a province. Hugo soon learns of the harsh realities of the country, where a state-sanctioned militia runs amok and kills suspected rebels indiscriminately.

 

Ang Panahon ng Halimaw earned raves from international critics. The Hollywood Reporter dubbed the film as “among Diaz’s best work” visually.

 

For more information, visit Ang Panahon ng Halimaw’s Facebook page.

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