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As his films go to Rome, Marseille, Lav Diaz makes 1st TV series as writer-director

Rappler.com — 24.7.2022

[Only IN Hollywood] As his films go to Rome, Marseille, Lav Diaz makes 1st TV series as writer-director

Lav Diaz’s new film, When the Waves Are Gone (Kapag Wala Na Ang Mga Alon), will make its world premiere at the 79th Venice Film Festival. Diaz’s 22nd film, starring his creative muse, John Lloyd Cruz, will screen out of competition (fiction) in the world’s oldest film festival and one of the most prestigious. Diaz won several awards from the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion (Best Film) for The Woman Who Left (Ang Babaeng Humayo) in 2016. The festival on the Lido runs from August 31 to September 10 this year.

“Tonight, at 9:30, The Halt (Ang Hupa), will be shown here in Rome, in the Il Cinema In Piazza Festival. Hazel Orencio and Mara Lopez are here to represent the film,” filmmaker Lav Diaz e-mailed to me a few days ago.

The prolific, internationally respected Filipino auteur also attended the Italian outdoor film festival to present his 2019 movie which won best film in the Panorama Section of the 2020 Asian Film Festival Barcelona.

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