Lav Diaz Philippines

Lav Diaz (1958, Philippines), filmmaker


The visionary filmmaker Lav Diaz radically re-imagines cinematic time and space. He films in ‘real time’ to immerse the viewer in deep reflection on Filipino history and experience, exploring themes of violent fascism, corruption, discrimination and poverty, and challenging the superficial commercialism of the global film industry.


Report from the 2014 Prince Claus Awards Committee here.