World soundtrack awards
From What Is Before
Archived: From What Is Before - Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (2014)

director: Diaz Lav

With: Reynan Abcede, Mailes Kanapi, Karenina Haniel, Hazel Orencio, Roeder Camañag, Ian Lomongo, Perry Dizon, Joel Saracho, a.o.

duration: 338 minutes
On the Edge , Drama, Action

Official Selection - Global Cinema

Although this historical drama lasts a good five and a half hours, it found favour with the Locarno film festival jury, which awarded it the Golden Leopard. This breathtaking black-and-white film is set in a small village in the Philippines in the 1970s, in the grip of Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorial regime.


director: Diaz Lav
producer: Diaz Lav
screenplay: Lav Diaz
Editor: Lav Diaz
Cinematography: Lav Diaz
sound: Mark Locsin

production company: Sine Olivia Philipinas

More info

dialogue: Filipino, Tagalog, English
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Philippines
year: 2014

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Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 16/9
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