If this is any indication then I’m certainly gonna enjoy watching Lav diaz’s films. Prologue To The Great Desaparecido is an introduction to his upcoming feature film, The Great Desaparecido, which is said to tackle the controversial subject of Philippine Revolution and Independence. The black and white photography here is truly lovely. And it contains more camera movement than what Diaz is known for. Though the film doesn’t make too much sense on its own, its calm, meditative style still leaves you much to ponder about.
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