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Genus Pan Unclassified 18+
Lahi, Hayop

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Slow-cinema master Lav Diaz returns with another mordantly meditative piece – one that nabbed him Venice’s Orizzonti Best Director gong.

A fable of darkest humanity, the latest from Filipino auteur Lav Diaz (Season of the Devil, MIFF 2018; Norte, the End of History, MIFF 2014) follows three labourers who flee their exploitative working conditions to return to their poverty-stricken, superstition-steeped island home. Trekking through treacherous jungle to reach their village, Baldo, Paulo and Andres soon find themselves plunged into amorality, violence and paganism.

Eschewing his notoriously epic runtimes for a relatively brisk two-and-a-half hours, Diaz – who takes on writing, directing, producing, shooting and editing duties here – nonetheless delivers another sweeping, symbolically complex work. Rich with his signature black-and-white cinematography, explorations of faith and folk myth, interrogations of colonisation and musings on human nature, Genus Pan is a bleak but brilliant trip through our species’ psychology at its most harrowing.

“A blistering allegory for humanity’s inescapable death cycle … With this punishing and often rewarding drama, Diaz paints even the best of us as monsters in the making.” – The Film Stage

In Cinema

Fri 13 Aug 3:30 pm [17040]
Genus Pan (150 mins)
Kino 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Tue 17 Aug 8:30 pm [15271]
Genus Pan (150 mins)
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event

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Online

40584
Fri 06 Aug 9:00 am [40584]
Genus Pan (150 mins)
Online 100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Key Cast
Bart Guingona, DMs Boongaling, Hazel Orencio, Joel Saracho, Nanding Josef, Noel Sto. Domingo
Director
Lav Diaz
Producer
Lav Diaz
Screenwriter
Lav Diaz
Cinematographer
Lav Diaz
Editor
Lav Diaz
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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