Lav DiazJoel Lamangan, Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador
The Philippines / 2019 / Pilipino, English / 282 minutes / DCP / Black & White
A futuristic dystopia in the year 2034, as darkness reigns across the country in the aftermath of a catastrophe, the paranoid president consolidates his regime with an omnipresent army of drones and the perception of epidemic horror. Under his phantasmagoric shadow, everyone lives in hypnotic existential predicament. Blending science fiction and horror, Diaz, after Season of the Devil (42nd), continues his exploration into “the cataclysm of the Filipino soul”, a lament over his homeland's bleak political reality.