"Ebolusyon," the 9-Hour Filipino Film, Goes To Toronto
- The New Yorkers had their chance; now it's Toronto's turn.
Haven't seen this but Lav Diaz's previous 5-hour "Batang West Side"
(West Side Avenue) was a pretty good film, one of the best from the
Philippines in recent years.
That one ended up on a few 'ten best never-seen films of the year
lists' in 2002.
His "Hesus Rebolusyonaryo," set 11 years into the future, was an I
think excellent dystopian SF satire, an almost unheard-of genre in
He's certainly one of the most imaginative Filipino filmmakers
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