Saturday, 13 February 2016

TRAILER FOR LAV DIAZ'S A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY


Given the rate at which he turns out features, it's remarkable that Lav Diaz's works are as long as they are - his latest, A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, clocks in at over eight hours, far from an anomaly in his canon. What's even more remarkable is the high quality of these works, and the consistency of this high quality. Here's hoping that this one - the entrancing, enigmatic trailer for which is above - is as good as we've come to expect from Diaz. Its world premiere is on this coming Thursday, the 18th of February, where it's competing for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival - the most prestigious festival placement to date for any of the Filipino director's films.