SEASON OF THE DEVIL

SEASON OF THE DEVIL

In the late 70s, a military-controlled militia gang terrorizes a remote village in the Philippines. The terror inflicted on citizens is not just corporal, but intensely psychological as well. They are constantly fed apocryphal tales about the village leader. A few souls fight, refusing to give up. Poet, teacher and activist Hugo Haniway desperately searches for the truth about his wife’s disappearance.

Best Film in Cartagena
Eligible for: Premi del públic

Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz

(Philippines, 1958) Lav Diaz works as director, writer, producer, editor, cinematographer, poet, composer, production designer and actor all at once. He is especially notable for the length of his films, some of which run for up to eleven hours.

FILMOGRAPHY

Lakbayan (2018), Season of the Devil (2018) The Woman Who Left (2016, D’A 2017), A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016), From What Is Before (2014), Norte (2013, D’A 2014), Manila (2009), Independencia (2009), Next Attraction (2008), Now Showing (2008), Autohystoria (2007)

ALICE T.

Radu Muntean

One of the most outstanding directors of the new wave of Romanian cinema films here an intense moral drama that explores the affective shock between a mother and her adopted daughter.

ASAKO I & II

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

The winner of the public prize at D'A 2016 released his latest film at the official section of Cannes with this story of youthful love that is becoming increasingly obscure and disturbing.

BUTTERFLIES

Tolga Karaçelik

Jury Prize in the World Cinema section of the Sundance Festival, a generational drama with touches of black humor about three characters in crisis. And, at the same time, an exploration of the family within the Turkish culture.