The Lav Diaz film emFrom What Is Before/em won the top prize in the 67th Locarno Film Festival held

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Aug 17, 2014
The Lav Diaz film From What Is Before won the top prize in the 67th Locarno Film Festival held in Switzerland. The five-and-a-half-hour epic movie also bagged the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, the Environment is Quality of Life Prize, and the International Federation of Film Societies’ (IFFS) Don Quixote Prize. Jurors of Locarno described the Filipino film: "In Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon, time and space don’t exist. We’re faced with a constant beginning despite the length of the movie. A true cinema experience."
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