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 Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mag engkanto (Death in the Land of Encantos).

After Evolution of a Filippino Family and Heremias, Death in the Land of Encantos (2007) is the third digital epic by Lav Diaz, a taking stock of the shaken landscape of the Filipino soul, this time focusing on the story of the poet Benjamin Agusan (Roeder Camanag), who after years of exile in Russia returns to his home in Padang only to find a world destroyed. (Christoph Huber / Translation: Ted Fendt)
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