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PH films invited to int’l fests despite pandemic

Inquirer.net — 21.10.2020

“Lahi, Hayop” will be shown in Austria, then Germany.

Despite the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, more Filipino films will be screened abroad this month and in November; starting with “Lahi, Hayop” (Genus Pan), the latest by filmmaker Lav Diaz, that will be shown in Vienna, Austria, then in Heidelberg, Germany.

Fresh from Lav’s best director win at the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival in Italy last month, his 157-minute film will also be a part of the Viennale 2020 (Vienna International Film Festival) that will run from Oct. 22 to Nov. 1.

The Viennale is considered Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world, according to its website www.viennalle.at.

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