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From What Is Before

When:

Sun Dec 14 2014, 4:30pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

A diverse set of characters dwell in a small village in 1970s Philippines, just before the onset of Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law. Slowly, a series of mysterious events occur, causing the villagers to panic.

With long, sweeping black-and-white shots of the landscape, critically acclaimed Filipino director Lav Diaz delves into the story with excruciating focus, lingering on scenes of quotidian life.

This is slow-cinema auteur Diaz at his most politically overt yet; dictator Marcos is almost omnipresent, and the paranoia of the regime is stifling. Yet Diaz’s latest offering is timeless and universal in its theme of oppression.