Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (International title: Norte, End of History) is Direk Lav Diaz‘s twelfth feature film and had a limited release in the country last March 2014. Typical Lav, Norte is another marathon of a movie clocking in at 250 minutes (4 hours & 15 minutes). While its length can be daunting, critics have showered acclaim to the depth and breadth that Direk Lav dared to go. Norte is said to be a reimagining of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment with themes of guilt, moral dilemmas, and questions on the origin of evil. Yeah, deep, I know.
Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) | New York Film Festival | Toronto Film Festival
Cinemanila International Film Festival 2013 – Best Director
Gawad Urian 2014 – Best Picture, Best Actress (Angeli Bayani), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Lauro Rene Manda)
IBAFF International Film Festival 2014 – Audience Award
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival 2013 – Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award
Screening in selected cinemas on SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2014.
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A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual who is frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable, but then something mysterious and strange starts happening to him.
Director: Lav Diaz
Story/screenplay: Rody Vera, Michiko Yamamoto, & Raymond Lee
Cast: Sid Lucero | Angeli Bayani | Archie Alemania | Angelina Kanapi | Soliman Cruz | Mae Paner | Hazel Orencio