Norte, the End of History
aka Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan First screened in September 2013
Director: Lav Diaz. Cast: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Mae Paner, Hazel Orencio, Soliman Cruz, Miles Canapi. Screenplay: Lav Diaz and Rody Vera (inspired, at least, by the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky). Twitter Capsule:
Hypnotic Filipino Crime and Punishment balances prodigious framing, naturalistic acting, eclectic style.
My first screening at Toronto remained a standout, even after 33 others. Huge in scope, not just because it's four hours. Utterly its own thing, while deftly remixing Dostoevsky.