Lav Diaz

Filipino Lav Diaz

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Lavrente Indico Diaz (born December 30, 1958) is a Filipino independent filmmaker. He is known as one of the key members of the slow cinema movement, having made several of the longest narrative films on record. Although he had been making films since the late 90s Diaz didn't attract much public attention outside of the Philippines and the festival circuit until the release of his 2013 film Norte, the End of History, which was entered into Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. His three subsequent films have received much critical attention and many awards with 2014's From What Is Before earning him the Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival as well as a nomination for the Asian Film Award for Best Director, 2016's A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery competing for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and winning the Alfred Bauer Prize, and 2016's The Woman Who Left competing at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and winning the Golden Lion.

Birth Date
Age 60
Datu Paglas, Cotabato, Philippines
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  • Director
  • Writer
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 The Halt China, Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2018 Season of the Devil Philippines Writer, Director 0.00
2017 The Woman Who Left Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2016 Singing in Graveyards Malaysia, Philippines Paul Actor 0.00
2016 A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery Philippines, Singapore Director 0.00
2016 Lily Philippines Drunk Man Actor 0.00
2014 Lorna Actor 0.00
2014 From What Is Before Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2013 The Legend of China Doll Philippines Writer 0.00
2013 Norte, the End of History Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2012 Florentina Hubaldo, CTE Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2012 Colossal Philippines Shaman Actor 0.00
2011 Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution Philippines Writer, Director 0.00
2011 Century of Birthing Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2010 Independence Philippines, France, Germany, Netherlands Townspeople Actor 0.00
2009 Visitors South Korea Director 0.00
2008 Melancholia Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2007 Death in the Land of Encantos Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2006 Heremias: Book One - The Legend of the Lizard Princess Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2004 Evolution of a Filipino Family Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2001 West Side Avenue Philippines Director, Writer 0.00

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