The Lav Diaz film emNorte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan /emis included in The 10 Best Under-the-Radar Fil

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Dec 12, 2014
The Lav Diaz film Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan is included in The 10 Best Under-the-Radar Films of 2014 by American lifestyle magazine Details. This film starring Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani and Archie Alemania is ranked No. 8 in the list chosen from "the year‘s best films [that] thrive in arthouses and international festivals, in the home-video market, and, increasingly, in the world of video-on-demand." Writer Calum Marsh described Norte as follows: "A four-hour Filipino drama derived from Crime and Punishment may sound rather intimidating, but Lav Diaz makes films with an audience in mind. He is a patient filmmaker, to be sure, and Norte likewise asks patience of its audience. But it rewards with simple pleasures. Its scale aside, this isn‘t a particularly difficult film—indeed, it‘s reckoning with big themes through the smallest details."
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