Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004) | SEA of Sadness

3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
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Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004)
Original Title: Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino
Director: Lav Diaz
Runtime: 624 minutes
Country: Philippines
Language: Filipino, Tagalog, English with English subtitles
Rating: NC16

*There will be a 45 minutes intermission at 530pm. The film will resume at 615pm sharp.

*Musketeers Coffee will be available at Oldham Theatre from 3 - 6pm on the day.

12 Aug, Mon - 12PM

DEKADA AWARD (for Best Films of the 2000s)
Gawad Urian Awards (Filipino Film Critics Awards) 2011
Gawad Urian Awards 2005

Evolution of a Filipino Family chronicles the struggles of a poor rice farming clan throughout more than 15 years of Philippine history, from the advent of Martial Law in 1972 to the aftermath of the fall of the Marcos regime in 1986. Made over a period of nine years, the film has been described by prominent Filipino film critic Noel Vera as “the greatest, most comprehensive attempt ever to capture the quality and flavor of Filipino provincial life.” Punctuated with moving musical interludes, ironically staged soap-opera broadcasts and anachronistic inserts of footage of political events, this innovative experiment in novelistic storytelling is not only a recent classic of Filipino cinema, but also one of the undisputed masterpieces of 21st-century filmmaking thus far.

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About SEA of Sadness
2- 28 Aug | Oldham Theatre

With more than 20 years’ experience working on Southeast Asian cinema as a senior programmer at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gertjan Zuilhof has developed close relationships with many of the region’s filmmakers and affinities with their works. The SEA of Sadness programme is a culmination of his curatorial experience. Previously presented at the 2018 edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, the programme is now being presented for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Asian Film Archive.

The films selected for the programme include classic masterpieces as well as contemporary work from promising young directors; both feature-length films and shorts; and works of all genres, ranging from “pure” documentary to fiction films and experimental videos. These films represent the high quality of original work produced in Southeast Asia over the last two decades.

The sadness indicated in the title of the programme does not mean only that the films are concerned with sadness as an emotion, but also that they are sensitive, personal, and made with genuine feeling, delving deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they were made in.

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