Filipino director Lav Diaz is not known for his marketability, but his four-hour 'mini-epic' Norte: The End of History has been drawing raves from critics at Cannes. Published reviews are scarce atm, but reactions across the internet have been very good.
The only report of any length online thus far comes from Jonathan Romney at Screen Daily, who does note the film's increased salability compared to Diaz's previous works. And check out how well the film has been received by a collection of critics on critic.de - all reviewers rate it 'outstanding.' On Twitter, Kenji Fujishima describes it as 'one of his highlights.'