A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery





TITLE
A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY
by Lav Diaz
Philippines, Singapore
2016


SYNOPSIS
Set during the Philippine Revolution of 1896 – 1897 against the Spanish colonials, A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery interconnects four narrative threads revolving around this historic event - The story of the ballad Jocelynang Baliwag which became the hymn of the revolution; Gregoria de Jesus’ harrowing search for the body of her vanquished husband, Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution; the journey of Filipino fictional book heroes Simon and Isagani; as well as the role of the Philippine mythical heroes of strength, Bernardo Carpio and the half man half horse Tikbalang/ Engkanto on the Filipino psyche. This mind-bending film is a marriage of history, literature and mythology.


ACCOLADES
66th Berlin International Film Festival 2016 (Germany)
  • Silver Bear, Alfred Bauer Prize

40th Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection

38th Moscow International Film Festival 2016 (Russia)
  • Official Selection

64th San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016 (Spain)
  • Zabaltegi Section

29th Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (Japan)
  • World Focus


QUOTES
“An ambitious statement by one of contemporary cinema’s authentic radicals.”
— Screen Daily


“Certainly one of Diaz’s finest films.
— Cinema Scope


CREDITS
Writer & Director: LAV DIAZ
Producers: BIANCA BALBUENA, PAUL SORIANO
, LAV DIAZ
Co-Producers: FRAN BORGIA, JEREMY CHUA
Director of Photography: LARRY MANDA
Production Designer: POPO DIAZ
Costume Designer: JONAH BALLARAN
Editor: LAV DIAZ
Sound Designer: MARC LOCSIN
Music Composer: ELY BUENDIA, DANNY FABELLA
Cast: PIOLO PASCUAL, JOHN LLOYD CRUZ, HAZEL ORENCIO, BERNARDO BERNARDO, SID LUCERO

A TEN17P, EPICMEDIA, SINE OLIVIA PILIPINAS Production in Co-Production with POTOCOL, AKANGA FILM ASIA


TECHNICAL SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Black & White
Country: PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE
Languages: TAGALOG, SPANISH
Runtime: 485’
Sales Agent:  FILMS BOUTIQUE


TRAILER

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