Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga engkanto (Death in the Land of Encantos), 2007, Lav Diaz

Collection on Screen:

Lav Diaz – Part 5

November 19, 2023

Our slow and ongoing Lav Diaz retrospective – featuring films from our collection that Diaz has entrusted us to preserve – continues with a screening of Walang alaala ang mga paru-paro / Butterflies Have No Memories (2009).

With Butterflies Have No Memories, epic Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz condenses his concerns into a hypnotic one-hour film without losing any of his novelistic depth: When a local mine closes, the unemployed residents fall into alcoholism and depression. When the daughter of one of the mine owners returns home, an act of desperation occurs. A critical picture of society as a mythologically loaded film poem. (Christoph Huber / Translation: Ted Fendt)
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