Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon



English title: From What is Before

Black and White, 345 mins

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The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation No. 1081 putting the entire country under Martial Law.


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Clarence Tsui, “‘From What Is Before’ (‘Mula sa kung ano ang noon’): Locarno Review”, The Hollywood Reporter, August 7, 2014

Justin Chang, “Film Review: ‘From What Is Before’”, Variety, September 5, 2014

Eric Kohn, “Locarno Review: Why Lav Diaz’s Five-Hour-Plus ‘From What Is Before’ Justifies Its Length”, Indie Wire, August 8, 2014

Allan Fish, “From What is Before – 2014, Lav Diaz”, Wonders in the Dark, July 25, 2015

Adam Cook, “Locarno 2014. Impressions Part I: People as Places as People”, MUBI, August 10, 2014

Michael Guarneri, “Notebook: From What is Before”, Film Comment, Oct. 17, 2014

Adam Nayman, “Review: From What is Before”, BFI, May 12, 2015

Alexandra Zawia, “TIFF 2014 | From What Is Before (Lav Diaz, Philippines) — Wavelengths”, Cinema Scope

Paul Dallas, “First Impressions: The 2014 Locarno Film Festival”, Filmmaker Magazine, Aug. 14, 2014

Giovanni Marchini Camia, “Evolution of a Filipino Filmmaker: Lav Diaz’s From What Is Before”, Filmmaker Magazine, Aug. 15, 2014

Ewan at the cinema, “LFF: Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What Is Before, 2014)”,, October 17, 2014

Jaimey Fisher, “Political Ghosts and Roiling Generations: The 67th Locarno Film Festival”, Senses of Cinema, October 2014

Derek Smith, “AFI Fest 2014”, Tiny Mix Tapes, November 20, 2014

Noel Vera, “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What is Before, Lav Diaz, 2014)”, Critic After Dark, Sept. 26, 2014

Oggs Cruz, “‘Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon’ Review: Sorrowful histories”, Rappler, July 6, 2014

Philbert Dy, “Chaos Lies in Forgetting in ‘Mula sa Kung Ano Ang Noon’”, Click the City, August 12, 2015

Rolando Tolentino, “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon: Dramatikong Pagpaparamdam”, Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino

Benilda S. Santos, “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon: Sa Pagitan ng Dalawang Paltok ng Pangungulila at Pag-unawa”, Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino

Rito P. Asilo, “Exciting but uneven lineup launches World Premieres fest”, Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 12, 2014

Nel Costales, “Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon (Lav Diaz, World Premieres Film Festival 2014)”, Sine Patrol

JPaul Manzanilla, “What is Supposed to Be”, YCC Film Desk

Mark Angelo Ching, “MOVIE REVIEW: Lav Diaz’s epic film Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon”,, September 26, 2014

Roghadal Saint-Michel, “Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” (From What Is Before): a TIFF Film Review”, Brun Philippines, Sept. 14, 2014

Renelson Antonius Morelos, “Neophyte film fest undergoes a rites of passage”, Ramblings of a Film Urchin, June 30, 2014

Shayne Zalameda, “Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon (2014)”, Lemisstache, Sept. 21, 2014

Joanna Lerio, “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What is Before): Ganun pa rin Ngayon”, Pinoy Weekly, Oct. 7, 2014

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My Movie World, “Movie Review: Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon”, July 6, 2014

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