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01/08/2014: Lav Diaz's "Norte, the End of History" screening in Washington, DC

Filipino indpendent filmmaker Lav Diaz's film Norte, the End of History will be screened at the West End Cinema in Washington, DC.

Norte, the End of History has received praise for its storytelling and cinematography, and has won four awards including Best Picture and Best Actress at the 2014 Gawad Urian Awards.

The film was screened at the Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, the 2013 New York Film Festival, and the Masters section of the 2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival.

The film will be screened on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 9 August, 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, 10 August, 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 12 August, 6:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, 14 August, 6:40 p.m.

The film runs for 4 hours and 10 minutes and will be shown with an intermission. Tickets are available through the West End Cinema website.



In the northern Philippine province of Luzon, a law-school dropout commits a horrific double murder; a gentle family man takes the fall and receives a life sentence, leaving behind a wife and two kids. At their best, Lav Diaz's marathon movies reveal just how much other films leave out. In his devastating twelfth feature, the broad canvas accommodates both the irreducible facts of individual experience and the cosmic sweep of time and space. A careful rethinking of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment shot in blazing color, this tour de force offers a masterful recapitulation of Diaz's longstanding obsessions: cultural memory, national guilt, and the origin of evil. A New York Times Critic's Pick! Winner, Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award, Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival 2013.

Starring: Sid Lucero (Fabian), Angeli Bayana (Eliza), Archie Alemania (Joaquin), Soliman Cruz (Wakwak), Hazel Orencio (Ading) and Magda (Mae Paner).