Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino (Evolution of a Filipino Family), 2004, Lav Diaz

Collection on Screen:

Lav Diaz – Part 3

January 15, 2023

Our slow and ongoing Lav Diaz retrospective – featuring films from our collection that Diaz has entrusted us to preserve – continues with a rare screening of the director's feature Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004).

A decade and a half of Filipino history beginning before Ferdinand Marcos imposed marshal law on September 21, 1972 and ending sometime after the EDSA revolution in the summer of 1986, and experienced/told from the perspective of two closely connected families. That is just a rough sketch of a time-shuffling, web-like film shot over a ten year period and many phases of production, consisting of stories, scenes and improvisations as well as documentary footage and historical reenactments. (Olaf Möller / Translation: Ted Fendt)
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