Lav Diaz

Philippines director
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Lav Diaz is a Filipino filmmaker born in 1958. He is especially notable for the length of his work, as his films are not governed by time but by space and nature. His work primarily deals with the social and political struggles of his homeland. Since 1998 he has directed eighteen films and won numerous international awards, including the Locarno Film Festival Pardo d’Oro for ‘From What Is Before’ (2014), the Berlinale Alfred Bauer Award for ‘A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery’ (2016) and the Venice Golden Lion for ‘The Woman Who Left’ (2016).


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