SAT, AUG 30, 2:15p:
Exclusive Premiere Engagement!
Occasionally MBC will give audiences an opportunity to see some of the most challenging, provocative, acclaimed, and masterful international films of the year that usually do not get a wide theatrical release, but deserve attention. This is one of them. It is rarely screened in the US because of its running time, (4 hours), but that should not be a deterrent against seeing one of the very best films of the year. It will be presented with a 15 minute intermission with complimentary NESPRESSO.
NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY
(Norte, hangganen ng kasaysayan)
Directed by LAV DIAZ/Phillipines/2013/250mins.
With Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania
Lav Diaz’s epic reimagining of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is both an intimate human drama and a cosmic treatise on the origin of evil. Unfolding across the sun drenched fields and dark city streets of the Filipino island of Luzon, Norte, The End of History is a tale of murder, hate and hope from one of the world’s most uncompromising cinematic visionaries. An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption. (In Tagalog and English with English subtitles)
WINNER: International Cinephile Society Awards
Best Picture Not Released in 2013
Cinemanila International Awards Best Director
International Human Rights Award
Audience Award IBAFF International Film Festival
“A MASTERPIECE! AN ASTONISHING WORK OF LIFE, DEATH, AND ART. I stood with tears in my eyes, and clapped as loudly as I ever have for any movie in my life.”-Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Its very existence is an exhilarating triumph over complacency... there is an almost inexhaustible humanism at the heart of this remarkable film."
-A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“A MESMERIZING EXPERIENCE that grows deeper and broader the longer it goes on”-Kieran Corless, Sight and Sound
“The only working filmmaker to explore such fundamental categories of the human condition as Truth, Kindness, Morality, Sin, Justice, Nation, History, and God.”-Boris Nelepo, Cinema Scope