IU CINEMA: A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery
There will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway through the screening for a meal break.
Shot in black-and-white and set during the Philippine Revolution of 1896 against Spain, the ballad of Jocelynang Baliwag becomes the hymn of the insurgents. While searching for the body of Andres Bonifacio, Father of the Revolution, we embark on an epic journey through history, literature, and mythology. Lav Diaz is a master of interconnected narratives filled with abstractions. “It is perilous to argue about historical details. It is more perilous to correct any distortions made on historical events. But, it is most perilous of all to turn your back on the truth behind these events” (Diaz). In English, Tagalog, Spanish, Mandarin, and Filipino with English subtitles.