* Color and Black and White
* Documentary (Interview)
* Mini DV
* TRT: 99 minutes
CAMERA: Emman Pascual *EDITOR, INTERVIEWER, PRODUCER: JP V. Carpio *QUESTIONS: JP V. Carpio, Tobias Morgan, Yvette Pantilla *ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Yuki Aditya, KJ Farrington, Ira Lastrilla, Blue K, Custodian of the Cinematheque, Emman Pascual *SPECIAL THANKS: Luis Alguera, Willy Fernandez, Jose Gruta, Noel Miralles, Marissa Sue Prado, Myra Wang
On March 18, 2010, filmmakers JP Carpio and Emman Pascual travel to an apartment in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines to pay an afternoon visit to interview Lav Diaz – arguably the most important filmmaker working in the Philippines right now, and one of the key figures of the early 21st century new wave of Philippine cinema.
In this interview, Diaz shares his personal passions, insights, struggles and frustrations regarding his film process, life, art, truth, politics, the Philippines, and of course, cinema.
Cinéma 21 (referring back to the TV-series Cinéma, de notre temps, which focused on the most relevant filmmakers from the 80’s) seems to us the right expression for an in-depth look at the cinematic and thematic characteristics in the work of 21 cutting edge proponents of cinematic art.
What we are proposing is that a number of us in the Auteurs community elect to lead a discussion on a filmmaker, actor, composer, cinematographer or producer who has emerged in the last 2 decades and has made significant contributions in advancing cinema as an art form.
linao films in cooperation with the auteurs presents a documentary interview with Lav Diaz
*photo thumbnail by JP Carpio
LIVING TIME, SURVIVING TIME: An Overview of the Life and Films of Lav Diaz (Part 1 of 3)
by JP V. Carpio