Black and white/HD, 360 mins
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.
On Screen Award at the Images Festival 2012
Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012) – Diaz’s ultimately devastating investigation of the cruel contours and legacy of extreme personal trauma
— Jack Hughes (@torontomovieguy) August 15, 2017
Top first-time viewings, April 2017
1. Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012, Lav Diaz)
2. Laurence Anyways (2012, Xavier Dolan) pic.twitter.com/WGsaLuLaBc
— Robert Humanick (@rhumanick) April 30, 2017
Florentina Hubaldo's scenes with the giants are insanely beautiful and sad at the same time.
— Jaime Grijalba (@jaimegrijalba) April 15, 2017
By design Florentina Hubaldo is aesthetically gorgeous & also an unusually grim depiction of human suffering. Never resolves the dilemma.
— Lang Thompson (@funhousejournal) April 14, 2017