Heremias, Ang Alamat ng Prinsesang Bayawak

(Heremias, Book 1: The Legend of the Lizard Princess)

Black and white, 540 minutes

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The odyssey of one man (Ronnie Lazaro) from his village to the city and back; more, it’s his journey from a state of absolute innocence to knowledge, disillusionment, guilt. —Noel Vera


Cast and Crew



“A River Runs Through It” by Alexis Tioseco



An interview of Vinita Ramani to Lav Diaz: “A Dialogue in Progress – Social/Personal Memory Before Heremias”, Kino!



Lukas, Germann, “Lav Diaz ‘”Heremias” – When Movies Look Back to Adventure “,

Lukas Foerster, “Lav Diaz – An introduction”,

Yvette Pantilla, “Heremias…”, Silangan Review

Jurij Meden, “A Journey towards “Heremias” or a story of Four Cities and three Films by Jurij Meden”

Gertjan Zhuillof, IFFR Programmer notes

Nel Costales, “Heremias [Unang Aklat: Ang Alamat Ng Prinsesang Bayawak] (2006, Lav Diaz)”, Cine Filipinas

Olaf Möller, “Heremias (Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess)”

Celine Julie, “HEREMIAS (2006, LAV DIAZ, A+++++)”, Limitless Cinema in Broken English, Sept. 10, 2007

Lukas Foerster, Lav Diaz: mini-dossier, The canine condition

Oggs Cruz, “Heremias (2006)”, Lessons from the School of Inattention

Noel Vera, “Heremias (Lav Diaz, 2006)”, Critic After Dark

Srikanth Srinivasan, “The Films Of Lav Diaz”, The Seventh Art Blog

Wise Kwai

Estan Cabigas