Review by Louie Baharom
Film: ‘Ang Panahon ng Halimaw’
Year Released: 2018
Director: Lav Diaz
A master of slow cinema, and one of the best Filipino filmmakers working today, Lav Diaz has always been that one auteur whose works leave a lasting mark on his viewers. Ang Panahon ng Halimaw, his latest picture, does pretty much the same, and sometimes even in ways that he hasn’t done before. Horrifyingly, its title signifies an evil presence lurking about in our reality today, and it further raises its relevance as a significant piece of modern Philippine cinema.
Visiting the “Then” in the “Now”
Ang Panahon ng Halimaw knows for a fact that everything that happens in it cannot be erased in the history books. A voice opens up the film, and takes us to the Martial Law era, and we are left naked to face ghosts of the past…
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