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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

LINKS :: Lav DIAZ

Lav Diaz (born 30 Dec 1958, The Philippines)
12 films / 9 screenplays (first film:1998/last:2009)
INSPIRED BY : Andrei Tarkovsky; Lino Brocka; Ishmael Bernal; Mike de Leon; Peque Gallaga?
CCC FILMS : Melancholia (2008); Death in the Land of Encantos (2007); Heremias (2006); Evolution of a Filipino Family (2005)
INFLUENCE ON : Raya Martin?


Butterflies have no memories (2009, Jeonju Digital Project, "Visitors", b&w digital video, 40 mins / "director's cut": 59 mins)
Melancholia (2008, b&w HD video, 480 mins) IMDb
Purgatorio (2008, b&w digital video, 16 mins) IMDb
Kagadanan Sa Banwaan Ning Mga Engkanto / Death in the Land of Encantos (2007, b&w digital video, 540 mins) IMDb
Heremias (2006, b&w digital video, 515 mins) IMDb
Nang Matapos Ang Ulan (2006, segment of Imahe nasyon, 5 mins) IMDb
  • Imahe nasyon (2006)” by Oggs Cruz, Lessons from the School of Inattention, February 2007.
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Ebolusyon Ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino / Evolution of a Filipino Family (1993-2005, 16mm film & b&w digital video, 650 mins) IMDb
Hesus Rebolusyonaryo / Hesus the Revolutionary (2002, 140 mins) IMDb
Batang West Side (2001, colour, 35mm film & digital video, 256 mins) IMDb
Hubad Sa Ilalim Ng Buwan / Naked Under The Moon (1999, 110 mins) IMDb


GENERAL (PRINT) BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • "The Art of Pito-Pito" by Roger Garcia, Film Comment 36.4, July 2000, p.53-55. (Excerpt viewable here.)
  • "Sex, crime and diaspora: Four Filipino Films" [on Batang West Side] by Noel Vera, Cinemaya 54/55, January 2002, p.50-51.
  • "The Evolution of a Filipino Family" by Christoph Huber, Cinema Scope 22, April 2005, p.46-48.
  • "Evolution of an epic" [on the making of Ebolusyon & Heremias] by Silvia Wong, Screen International 1525, November 2005, p.11.
  • "Amok cinéma" [on Lino Brocka & Lav Diaz] by Elisabeth Lequeret, Cahiers du cinéma, #607, Feb 2006, p.55-56. (Excerpt viewable here.) [FRENCH]
  • "The Pain of the People" by Christoph Huber, The Little Black Book (Movies), Cassell, 2007, p.767.
  • "Shifting agendas: the decay of the mainstream and rise of the independents in the context of Philippine cinema" by Alexis Tioseco, Journal of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 8.2, June 2007 , p.298-303. (Excerpt viewable here.)
  • "Dust to Dust" [on Death in the Land of Encantos, Venice 2007] by Olaf Möller, Film Comment 43.6, November 2007, p.56-61. (Excerpt viewable here.)
  • "Minority report" [on Melancholia, Venice 2008] by Olaf Möller, Film Comment 44.6, November 2008, p.58-61. (Excerpt viewable here.)
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BOOKS on Lav DIAZ
  • "Kino-sine: Philippine-German cinema relations", ed. by Tilman Baumgärtel, Goethe-Institut Manila & Anvil Publishing, 2007. Includes "We Were Talking About the Poetry of Cinema" by Lav Diaz, p. 64-65. Available for download here.
  • "Critic After Dark: A Review of Philippine Cinema" by Noel Vera, BigO Books, 2005. [Includes pieces on Hesus Rebolusyonaryo and Batang West Side.]


GENERAL ONLINE ARTICLES


INTERVIEWS


MISC. TEXT by LAV DIAZ
  • Our Death, In Memoriam” by Lav Diaz, Kino! 2/3.
  • The Aesthetic Challenge of Batang West Side” [RTF to download] by Lav Diaz (Manila, December 2002, translated by Noel Vera), originally published in Ekran, 2005.
  • "We Were Talking About the Poetry of Cinema" by Lav Diaz in "Kino-sine: Philippine-German cinema relations", ed. by Tilman Baumgärtel, Goethe-Institut Manila & Anvil Publishing, 2007, p. 64-65. Available for download here.
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WEBSITES

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    23 comments:

    Oggs Cruz said...

    Hi Harry,

    Great list you have compiled here. Here's another good article on Diaz:

    http://lilokpelikula.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/on-lav-diaz-and-the-cinema-of-the-comatose/

    HarryTuttle said...

    Hi Oggs, thanks for the link. Don't hesitate to point to other material that we might have missed, now or in the future. Even in Tagalog.
    By the way, Matthew Flanagan did this page this time, not me. ;)
    I have one on Raya Martin comming up, so let me know if you have some links.

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    Stumbled across a few things while trying out Spezify (which is pretty impressive):

    -- "Lav Diaz: A Portrait of the Artist as a Filmmaker" by Dino Manrique, Pinoyfilm.com, September 2006.

    -- "Possibly Lav Diaz's Shortest Film Ever", Rock Ed Philippines, July 2005. (See also: "Inconsiderate and Illiterate" [video], also at the same site.)

    -- "To Hell and Back with Lav Diaz" by Eric S. Caruncho, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 2008.

    Actual links above...

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    Also: "The Pain of the People" by Christoph Huber, The Little Black Book (Movies), Cassell, 2007, p.767.

    Doing my best to make this as comprehensive as possible!

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    Sonthaya Subyen's love letter to Diaz (Criticine, 2010)

    Jared said...

    Anyone know why some copies of Melancholia have a white "burnout" at the top of the film throughout the movie and there are some clips I see on youtube that do not?
    I know Lav is an artist but that doesn't seem right. Is this a bad copy or intended? Like I said, I only ask because I have seen two different versions.

    HarryTuttle said...

    added: "Unmoving Cinema" By: Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez (Young Critics Circle Film Desk, 14 Aug 2008) on Encantos

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    Oggs and Danny K on Butterflies Have No Memories.

    linao films said...

    FYI, the filmmaker Lav holds above all else is Andrei Tarkovsky. He also has great love for Yasujiro Ozu. He also admires Tsai Ming-Liang, Abbas Kiarostami, Hou Hsiao Hsien. He was greatly inspired by Philippine National Artists for Film Lino Brocka, Lamberto Avellana and maintains that Filipino comedian Chiquito was a neglected genius (perhaps in a similar vein to Jerry Lewis.)

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    Raya Martin's sublime essay on Diaz and Ebolusyon (Cinema Scope 42, 2010).

    Extract: "Diaz’s film is a selfless act of love, an achievement all the more exceptional in light of the fact that it was made on Third World soil, where cinema is condemned to the multiplexes and the hands of studio producers. It is an urgent film where an immediate audience does not matter; only when one comes to realize and accept the filmmaker’s generosity will he be able to fully appreciate the gift. Evolution’s grandeur is simple: it mirrors those complexities of our history that affect our people’s often misunderstood attitudes and ambitions. And much like the film, much like ourselves, the evolution remains unfinished."

    linao films said...

    My ongoing overview on the life of lav diaz and his work in 3 parts.

    http://momentaries.multiply.com/journal/item/179

    Francisco Algarín Navarro said...

    "La vida como experiencia: Melancholia, de Lav Diaz", Jorge D. González, Lumière nº3, 2010 (http://www.elumiere.net/lumiere_num3.html)

    Abrazos

    linao films said...

    The Auteurs CINÉMA 21 Project: An Interview with Lav Diaz Part 1 of 3 on Vimeo

    http://www.vimeo.com/11454224


    * 2010
    * Color and Black and White
    * Documentary (Interview)
    * Mini DV
    * TRT: 99 minute


    CAMERA: Emman Pascual *EDITOR, INTERVIEWER, PRODUCER: JP V. Carpio *QUESTIONS: JP V. Carpio, Tobias Morgan, Yvette Pantilla *ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Yuki Aditya, KJ Farrington, Ira Lastrilla, Blue K, Custodian of the Cinematheque, Emman Pascual *SPECIAL THANKS: Luis Alguera, Jose Gruta, Noel Miralles, Marissa Sue Prado, Myra Wang


    On March 18, 2010, filmmakers JP Carpio and Emman Pascual travel to an apartment in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines to pay an afternoon visit to interview Lav Diaz – arguably the most important filmmaker working in the Philippines right now, and one of the key figures of the early 21st century new wave of Philippine cinema.

    In this interview, Diaz shares his personal passions, insights, struggles and frustrations regarding his film process, life, art, truth, politics, the Philippines, and of course, cinema.

    Cinéma 21 (referring back to the TV-series Cinéma, de notre temps, which focused on the most relevant filmmakers from the 80’s) seems to us the right expression for an in-depth look at the cinematic and thematic characteristics in the work of 21 cutting edge proponents of cinematic art.

    What we are proposing is that a number of us in the Auteurs community elect to lead a discussion on a filmmaker, actor, composer, cinematographer or producer who has emerged in the last 2 decades and has made significant contributions in advancing cinema as an art form.

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    Fantastic, many thanks. Look forward to the next instalments - please post links here as well.

    linao films said...

    No problem Matthew. Will post the links to the other two parts here soon after I've uploaded them.

    linao films said...

    The Auteurs CINÉMA 21 Project: An Interview with Lav Diaz Part 2 of 3

    Link: http://www.vimeo.com/11706111

    * 2010
    * Color and Black and White
    * Documentary (Interview)
    * Mini DV
    * TRT: 99 minute


    CAMERA: Emman Pascual *EDITOR, INTERVIEWER, PRODUCER: JP V. Carpio *QUESTIONS: JP V. Carpio, Tobias Morgan, Yvette Pantilla *ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Yuki Aditya, KJ Farrington, Ira Lastrilla, Blue K, Custodian of the Cinematheque, Emman Pascual *SPECIAL THANKS: Luis Alguera, Willy Fernandez, Jose Gruta, Noel Miralles, Marissa Sue Prado, Myra Wang


    On March 18, 2010, filmmakers JP Carpio and Emman Pascual travel to an apartment in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines to pay an afternoon visit to interview Lav Diaz – arguably the most important filmmaker working in the Philippines right now, and one of the key figures of the early 21st century new wave of Philippine cinema.

    In this interview, Diaz shares his personal passions, insights, struggles and frustrations regarding his film process, life, art, truth, politics, the Philippines, and of course, cinema.

    Cinéma 21 (referring back to the TV-series Cinéma, de notre temps, which focused on the most relevant filmmakers from the 80’s) seems to us the right expression for an in-depth look at the cinematic and thematic characteristics in the work of 21 cutting edge proponents of cinematic art.

    What we are proposing is that a number of us in the Auteurs community elect to lead a discussion on a filmmaker, actor, composer, cinematographer or producer who has emerged in the last 2 decades and has made significant contributions in advancing cinema as an art form.


    linao films in cooperation with the auteurs presents a documentary interview with Lav Diaz


    *photo thumbnail by JP Carpio

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    Brief video interview about Agonistes (in production), filmed at JIFF 2010.

    linao films said...

    The Auteurs CINÉMA 21 Project: An Interview with Lav Diaz Part 3 of 3

    http://www.vimeo.com/11979019

    * 2010
    * Color and Black and White
    * Documentary (Interview)
    * Mini DV
    * TRT: 99 minutes


    CAMERA: Emman Pascual *EDITOR, INTERVIEWER, PRODUCER: JP V. Carpio *QUESTIONS: JP V. Carpio, Tobias Morgan, Yvette Pantilla *ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Yuki Aditya, KJ Farrington, Ira Lastrilla, Blue K, Custodian of the Cinematheque, Emman Pascual *SPECIAL THANKS: Luis Alguera, Willy Fernandez, Jose Gruta, Noel Miralles, Marissa Sue Prado, Myra Wang


    On March 18, 2010, filmmakers JP Carpio and Emman Pascual travel to an apartment in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines to pay an afternoon visit to interview Lav Diaz – arguably the most important filmmaker working in the Philippines right now, and one of the key figures of the early 21st century new wave of Philippine cinema.

    In this interview, Diaz shares his personal passions, insights, struggles and frustrations regarding his film process, life, art, truth, politics, the Philippines, and of course, cinema.

    Cinéma 21 (referring back to the TV-series Cinéma, de notre temps, which focused on the most relevant filmmakers from the 80’s) seems to us the right expression for an in-depth look at the cinematic and thematic characteristics in the work of 21 cutting edge proponents of cinematic art.

    What we are proposing is that a number of us in the Auteurs community elect to lead a discussion on a filmmaker, actor, composer, cinematographer or producer who has emerged in the last 2 decades and has made significant contributions in advancing cinema as an art form.


    linao films in cooperation with the auteurs presents a documentary interview with Lav Diaz


    *photo thumbnail by JP Carpio


    LIVING TIME, SURVIVING TIME: An Overview of the Life and Films of Lav Diaz (Part 1 of 3)

    by JP V. Carpio


    momentaries.multiply.com/journal/item/179/LIVING_TIME_SURVIVING_TIME_An_Overview_of_the_Life_and_Films_of_Lav_Diaz_Part_1_of_3

    linao films said...

    Sine Olivia Pilipinas and Linao Films Present: Tatlong Pelikula ni Lav Diaz DVD Catalog

    http://momentaries.multiply.com/journal/item/190/Sine_Olivia_Pilipinas_and_Linao_Films_Present_Tatlong_Pelikula_ni_Lav_Diaz_DVD_Catalog

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    That's great news. So distribution is being handled by Mr. Diaz himself? If you could give an idea about subtitles, cost, shipping, etc., it'd be worth announcing in a proper post. (Harry?)

    HarryTuttle said...

    Of course. Why don't you publish it yourself?

    linao films said...

    Good day Matthew.

    Please e-mail me at linaofilms@gmail.com so that I can give you the proper details regarding Lav's DVDs.

    respectfully yours,
    JP V. Carpio

    Matthew Flanagan said...

    New film at TIFF 2011: Century of Birthing.