Florentina Hubaldo, CTE


Black and white/HD, 360 mins

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Florentina Hubaldo keeps repeating her story, orally, akin to a mantra, a meditation and a prayer; her way of remembering; her means of maintaining hope for survival and redemption; fighting with what’s left of her memory. She lives and exist in a place and a condition where history, her story, is being systematically being obliterated.

Two gold hunters endlessly dig the ground with their shovels and hoes for the proverbial treasure that will emancipate them.

A father sadly waits for the death of her fragile daughter.


Cast and Crew



NETPAC Eastar Jet Award at the 13th Jeonju International Film Festival

On Screen Award at the Images Festival 2012



Cheer Factor: Lav Diaz wins in Jeonju

Top Films of 2012 (Sean Rogers and Andrew Proczek)



Mark Cousins, critic and filmmaker
Festival Jury Citation, Images Festival 2012

The Ferroni Brigade (critics), Rotterdam 2012

Richard Bolisay

Jasmine Nadua Trice, Cinemas of Asia

Oggs Cruz, 2012: Philippine Cinema, Lessons From The School of Inattention

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Jessica Zafra, “Man is a Blot on the Landscape”, jessicarulestheuniverse.com

Jo Ji-Hoon

Laurel Fantauzo, “Letting Lav Diaz Happen to Us”, GMA Network

Marco Grosoli, “Terra Incognita”, Film Comment

Marco Grosoli, “ROTTERDAM 41 – “Florentina Hubaldo CTE” by Lav Diaz (Spectrum)”, Sentierisalvaggi

Tony McKibbin, “Temporal Density”, tonymckibbin.com

Joel Shepard

Andrea Picard for Images Festival