Dates for Lav Diaz retrospective in Brussels

The schedule has finally been published and I’m happy to list the dates of the Cinematek’s Lav Diaz retrospective here, starting in mid-September and lasting until the end of November. Diaz’s films will be shown in chronological order, starting with is more commercial Naked under the Moon and ending with his Yolanda documentary Storm Children Book I. In connection to this retrospective, the Cinematek also shows a few other Filipino films in order to contextualise Diaz appropriately. I will also be involved in the Lav Diaz symposium at the University of Antwerp at which Michael Guarneri and I will give a lecture, followed by a screening of Storm Children and a roundtable discussion with Diaz.

Here are the dates for you:

10 September, 19.30 – A conversation between me and Tom Paulus from the University of Antwerp about Lav Diaz and his filmmaking. We will explore film aesthetics, Slow Cinema and Philippine Cinema in a bit more detail. The talk is followed by the screening of Diaz’s Naked Under the Moon at 21.30.

12 September, 17.30 – Batang West Side (2001), 315min

16 September, 18.00 – Hesus, Rebolusyanaryo (2002), 112min

20 September, 10.00 – Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004) [this film is cut into two parts and will give the viewer an hour’s break|, 593min

27 September, 13.00Heremias, Book I (2006), 540min

18 October, 13.00Death in the Land of Encantos (2009), 540min

25 October, 15.00 – Melancholia (2008), 450min

29 October, 21.30Prologue to the Great Desaparecido (2013), Butterflies Have No Memories (2009), 31min + 59min

1 November, 17.30 – Century of Birthing (2011), 360min

3 November, 20.30 – An Investigation into the night that won’t forget (2012), 70min

8 November, 17.30Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012), 360min

10 November, 10.30 – Lav Diaz symposium at the University of Antwerp

11 November, 14.00 – Norte, The End of History (2013), followed by a conversation with Lav Diaz

12 November, 19.30 – Manila in the Claws of the Light (Lino Brocka, 1975), preceded by a conversation with Lav Diaz

20 November, 17.30From What Is Before (2014), 338min

26 November, 19.30 – Storm Children, Book I (2014), 143min

For more info on the films and other Filipino films the Cinematek is screening, please refer to the official website.

Plenty going on and ample opportunities for you to see a Lav Diaz film on a big screen. I’m trying to be there for most films and introduce them as well. I will obviously also be around for the talk on 10 September and for the symposium on 10 November. Maybe I can meet some of you?

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2 Replies to “Dates for Lav Diaz retrospective in Brussels”

  1. Dear Mrs. Mai,
    I don’t wonna be your friend on Facebook, but I simply wanted to ask you directly:
    which book or article by Wg. Sofsky you meant about “time-consciousness in concentration camps”. I was in the public during your lecture on Lav Diaz at Antwerp University.
    The item preferably in German:
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Sofsky
    It would be a great help, I’m just interested, I’m not an academic or a student.
    Voi non sapete.

    1. Hey,

      well, no one asked you to be my friend on FB, especially because I have a personal profile only to keep track of my FB page which is linked to The Art(s) of Slow Cinema. You could have easily dropped me an email.

      The book by Sofsky I referred to is “The order of terror: the concentration camp”. In German, the book has a very literal translation. Here’s the link to Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/Die-Ordnung-Terrors-Konzentrationslager-Nationalsozialismus/dp/3596134277/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448007118&sr=8-1&keywords=Wolfgang+Sofsky

      Any further questions, please do send me an email. I’m happy to discuss things further.

      Best wishes
      Nadin

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