Siglo ng Pagluluwal


English title: Century of Birthing

Black and white/HD, 360 mins

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An artist struggles to finish his work. A storyline about a cult plays in his head. Fundamentalism will destroy the world. The artist destroys his muse in the process. He redeems her in the end.


Cast and Crew




Venice International Film Festival-Orizzonti (out of competition)

Toronto International Film Festival

Jeonju International Film Festival



Philippine Daily Inquirer, “A Lav Affair with Venice” by Bayani San Diego, Jr. 

36th Toronto International Film Festival’s Visions: Lav Diaz + Adolfo Alix, Jr., Denoument






Christoph Huber, “TIFF Day 7: Century of Birthing / Dark Horse / The Invader / You’re Next”, Cinema Scope

Robert Koehler, “Century of Birthing”, Variety

Epoy Deyto, Kawts Kamote

Lyndon Maburaot, “Siglo ng Pagluluwal (Lav Diaz)”, Tablestretcher

Skilty Labastilla, Young Critics Circle – Film Desk

Allan Fish, “Century of Birthing – 2011, Lav Diaz”, Wonders in the Dark, April 24, 2012

Adrian Mendizabal, Auditoire

Ian Urrutia, Pinoy Cinema Tumblr

Anna Sanchez, annabs of suburbia

Juaniyo Arcellana, “Filmmaker, Rainmaker”, Philippine Star, January 23, 2012
Tito Quiling Jr., “On Lav Diaz’s ‘Siglo ng Pagluluwal'”, Pinoy Alternative Film

Ma. Allaine Percenita Allanigue, “Sanaysay Tungkol sa Siglo ng Pagluluwal”, Pinoy Alternative Film

Maria Schooler, “Century of Birthing (Siglo ng pagluluwal)”, Like You Know It All

Michelle Faggi, “Venice 68 – Horizons – Century of birthing by Lav Diaz (Philippines, 2011),

Eva Sangiorgi

ButtNugget, Letterboxd

Tomas Roges, Letterboxd

Marcissus, Letterboxd