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Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« on: Mar 14, 2016 at 08:19 PM »
a.k.a. A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery. Won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Juror Meryl Streep says "it changed every molecule in her body." W



Showing on March 26! All eight hours! With three 30 minute intermissions (once every 2 hours).

Who's up for the challenge?

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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2016 at 06:20 AM »
tempting not doing anything on that day!

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« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2016 at 01:07 PM »
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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2016 at 01:22 PM »
Dahil sa 8 oras ito, magkano kaya?
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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #4 on: Mar 16, 2016 at 07:57 AM »
Wat time kaya simula nito?
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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2016 at 05:59 PM »
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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2016 at 06:10 PM »
More or less doble lang ng isang normal screening. Not bad.

Now to find out what the screen times are. I'm guessing it would be around 11:30am - 9pm give or take 30 minutes. Pwede pa mag-singit pa ang mga sinehan ng isang last full show after "Hele".

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« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2016 at 03:05 AM »
Looking forward to this very much :)

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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #8 on: Mar 23, 2016 at 05:00 AM »
http://interaksyon.com/article/125498/jessica-zafra--lav-diazs-new-movie-is-the-passion-of-the-filipino-in-8-brief-hours

I'm paraphrasing here, but Jessica Zafra pretty much considers the movie to be epic.

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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #10 on: Mar 26, 2016 at 11:31 PM »
HELE SA HIWAGANG HAPIS (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) ****
Cast: Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra De Rossi, Susan Africa, Joel Saracho, Sid Lucero, Angel Aquino, Cherie Gil, Bernardo Bernardo, Bart Guingona, Menggie Corrarubias, Ronnie Lazaro, Ely Buendia.
Dir: Lav Diaz.

This is director Lav Diaz's latest opus, an 8-hour long reflection on Philippine history and politics. It's basically two parallel story lines: One is about a character in our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal's celebrated novel, El Filibusterismo, Crisostomo "Simoun" Ibarra getting shot and having to journey into the forest to a safe house with a poet named Isagani. The other is about a real-life historical figure, Gregoria De Jesus' vain search for her husband's, Andres Bonifacio (a major figure in the Philippine revolt against Spain, betrayed by his fellow Filipinos - which is an entire movie in and of itself), corpse. This is co-produced by a mainstream studio and top-billed by two of the biggest names in Philippine mainstream showbiz, yet Lav Diaz still made it into an 8-hour black-and-white historical period film....and it is pretty great. I personally would love to talk to a foreigner with little-to-no knowledge of Philippine history what he or she thought of it since I think having a working knowledge of Filipino history, culture and politics makes this film work in a deeper, more meaningful level. But I guess since it won in Berlin, it worked enough! I will say it feels surprisingly brisk for an 8-hour film. It gives you a lot to chew on and think about especially if you're a Filipino. It may not be for everybody but the open-minded and the cinematically adventurous will find this a rewarding experience. P.S. The tikbalangs stole the movie for me.

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Re: Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lav Diaz's latest)
« Reply #11 on: Apr 23, 2016 at 06:24 PM »
What's amazing is the scene early in the film where Basilio and Isagani sit on the shores of a river talking and behind them is a bridge with a giant statue of a Tikbalang standing in front. On the facebook live Q & A session I asked Lav if the statue was deliberately commissioned for the film; he says it was there when he shot it. In which case it's as extraordinary a coincidence as the WATCH YOUR STEP warning sign in Stanley Kubrick's Killer's Kiss, or all the Coca Cola billboards in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us. You can't pay enough for golden opportunities like that.