71SSIFF - 22/30 September 2023
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Prologo sa ang dakilang Desaparecido / Prologue to The Great Desaparecido

Lav Diaz
The Philippines-France      30 m.
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World premiere of a prologue to Lav Diaz’s most important upcoming feature film, The Great Desaparecido, which questions Truth and History around Philippine Revolution and Independence. It had been 325 years that the Philippines was under Spanish rule when the Revolution, led by Andres Bonifacio, exploded on August 21, 1896. But on May 9, 1897, Bonifacio was charged with death sentence by rival revolutionaries led by Emilio Aguinaldo. Bonifacio’s body has never been found. His wife, Gregoria De Jesus, searched for his body in the mountains for thirty days, calling for Andres and even spirits to help her find her husband...

Director
Lav Diaz
Screenplay
Lav Diaz
Production
Dissidenz Films (France)
Bich-Quan Tran
Epicmedia, Inc.
Bianca Balbuena
Photography
Lav Diaz
Edition
Lav Diaz
Cast
Hazel Orencio, Archie Alemania, Noel Sto. Domingo
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
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Dissidenz Films
127 rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France
France
Running Time
31 m.
Country
The Philippines-France
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