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Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« on: Sep 10, 2014 at 01:03 AM »



I just realized that a thread about this epic has not been started yet.

Here's an excerpt from Peter Bradshaw's review at The Guardian (spoilers, obviously):

     "What incredible ambition: it is visionary film-making."

Yes, it is that good.

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2014 at 06:39 AM »
This will have a UK Blu-ray release on September 29.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14355

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #2 on: Sep 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM »
It begins its commercial run in the Philippine theaters today. GO SEE IT.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2014 at 09:46 AM »
It begins its commercial run in the Philippine theaters today. GO SEE IT.

Didn't know this. Thanks!!

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #4 on: Sep 15, 2014 at 05:24 AM »
Lav Diaz is a virtuoso. And his "Norte" is a masterpiece.

I am so happy to be Filipino and fully comprehend the nuances of the script. I can just imagine being Thai watching a Weerasethakul would probably be a similar experience.  In any case, what many of the reviews written by foreigners overseas will not be able to tell you is that the script is powerful yet contemporary; and you absolutely "get" what the title implies with the dialogue used and in the place where it is set. I never read Dostoyevsky so some of the allusions may be unrecognized, but, by gum, I am pinoy, and educated enough to understand the social commentary presented as a sidebar to the plot. I will spoil no further.

I know that with the impending blu-ray release in the UK there will be a huge potential for piracy, este, file-sharing, but the way this film was shot, with the lenses used and how the cinematographer (the visionary Lauro Rene Manda) framed the scenes, this masterpiece needs to be viewed on the big screen. Sit near the front of the cinema if you can, and use the long immersive cuts as an opportunity to explore the rest of the frame and marvel at what you can discover.  All the while immersing yourself into the mind of the meditating protagonists amidst the metaphors of fire and smoke.

No word yet on future viewing opportunities, but Norte's commercial theater release is only until tomorrow, Sept. 16.
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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #5 on: Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM »
Last day (most likely). Check it out now! Best 4 hours you'll ever spend in the cinema.

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #8 on: Sep 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM »
Norte is our official entry at the Oscars this year.

*crosses fingers*

Just read the article too.  I actually have high hopes and am optimistic. :)

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2014 at 11:25 PM »
Norte will make it when a major studio or its arthouse branch will back the film, not before. Don't hold your breath.

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #10 on: Oct 10, 2014 at 12:03 AM »
Norte has a North American distributor (Cinema Guild, peanuts compared to Sony Pictures Classics and The Weinstein Company but still, it's something) and it was released and was acclaimed in the UK (I'm pretty sure it might get in at the BAFTA's). One silver lining of hope is that The Missing Picture, a strange Cambodian documentary made it as a nominee last year with only a tiny distributor. I'm sure Norte made enough of a splash in the film festival/indie/art-house circuit this past year that at least a few Academy members have heard of it or maybe even seen it. 

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM »
Yeah...

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #13 on: Oct 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM »
It is available at Amazon, release date 10-21-14.

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #14 on: Oct 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM »
It is available at Amazon, release date 10-21-14.

For the US release, it seems there is no Blu-ray yet. So far, only the DVD is listed at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Norte-End-History/dp/B00NHPM1ZC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1413602105&sr=1-1&keywords=norte


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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #15 on: Nov 26, 2014 at 02:16 AM »
Norte is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Independent Spirit Awards!

Congrats to Lav Diaz and company! This is fantastic news.

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #16 on: Nov 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM »
Do we still have this in theaters?  ???
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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #17 on: Nov 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM »
Do we still have this in theaters?  ???

None that I know of. If you live in L.A., there might be screenings here and there for Academy members to see.

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #18 on: Nov 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM »
I am not abroad. But i really regret not to have watched this film in local theaters after reading your comments here. I wish the bluray will be released locally too. Thanks
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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #19 on: Nov 28, 2014 at 12:21 PM »
Norte is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Independent Spirit Awards!

Congrats to Lav Diaz and company! This is fantastic news.
Wow, this is indeed fantastic.

Those are some very big names/titles that Lav Diaz is with: Xavier Dolan, Jonathan Glazer - and "Ida" and "Force Majeure" are two films heavily being predicted for the BFF Oscar.

Hopefully this gives the film some momentum towards being shortlisted for the Oscar! :D

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #20 on: Nov 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM »
It's on Amazon, and it's streaming in iTunes.

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Re: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
« Reply #21 on: Nov 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM »
....and Netflix!