Lavrente Indico Diaz or Lav Diaz has he is known is a filmmaker from the Philippines and one of the most famous names on the international film festival circuit. Born in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines, on December 30, 1958 and raised in Cotabato, Mindanao, he is a director, writer, producer, editor, cinematographer, poet, composer, production designer and actor. He is most famous for the notable length of his films, some of which run for up to 11 hours. He has directed films since 1998’s The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion. His breakthrough film was 2013’s Norte, The End of History, which is a reimagining of Crime and Punishment that screened at the Cannes Film Festival. His works have won prizes from Berlin, Locarno and Cinemanila film festivals with The Woman Who Left receiving the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. He received his first APSA nomination in 2019 for The Halt.

Accolades

Lav Diaz
Achievement in Directing, 2019

Lav Diaz

Achievement in Directing, 2019

Lav Diaz

The Halt (Ang Hupa)

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Films

The Halt
2019

The Halt (Ang Hupa)

Philippines
2019

The Halt (Ang Hupa)

The year is 2034 in Manila and following a series of massive volcanic eruptions in the Celebes Sea, Southeast Asia has literally gone dark. As…

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Lorna
2014

Lorna

Philippines
2014

Lorna

Lorna is about a 60 year old woman who had failed relationships from her past but still decides on taking the chance to find the…

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