Magazine article Screen International

Venice Orizzonti Adds Lav Diaz's Century of Birthing

Magazine article Screen International

Venice Orizzonti Adds Lav Diaz's Century of Birthing

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Two closing films, from Finland and Belgium, added to the section.

Philippine director Lav Diaz's new film Century Of Birthing (Sigo Ng Pagluluwal) [pictured] has been added to the Orizzonti (Horizons) line up for the Venice Film festival, organisers announced Thursday.

Diaz has been twice in Orizzonti, winning the section's top prize in 2008 with Melancholia after taking an Orizzonti special mention in 2007 with Death In The Land Of Encantos. Diaz was on the Orizzonti jury in 2010.

Century Of Birthing is a meditation on the various roles of the artist and tells two seemingly unrelated tales. On one hand, that of a filmmaker at work on his latest project and that of a Christian cult leader in a rural setting on the other.

Organisers have also announced two closing films for the section. …

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