Book launch - Lav Diaz : faire face

May 19 2022
Cinémas du Grütli

Join us for the book launch of Lav Diaz : faire face at the Cinémas du Grütli, followed by the screening of The Season of the Devil (Lav Diaz, 2018, 3h53min).

The book Lav Diaz : faire face was published on 13 April 2022 by Post-Editions, with the support of HEAD-Geneva.

This collective work, co-edited by Corinne Maury (Univ. of Toulouse) and Olivier Zuchuat (Dept. of Cinema, HEAD-Geneva) extends the Lav Diaz colloquium organised in 2019 at the HEAD-Geneva HES-SO. This 350-page book, rich in images, is the first in French devoted to the work of Lav Diaz. It brings together contributions from researchers and film critics, a film diary, as well as unpublished interviews.
Lav Diaz's cinematographic work is steeped in the hopes and sufferings of a Filipino people exposed to both state violence and the climatic disasters that regularly devastate the archipelago. His river films are tied to the destiny of the opponents, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.

Facing history and the tragic consequences of successive colonisations, encouraging resistance, reviving progressively forgotten animist practices, or restoring the dignity of the disappeared: Lav Diaz's frescoes stand against silence, amnesia and repression.
With texts and contributions by : May Adadol Ingawanij, Mac Alejandre, Cyril Béghin, Gabriel Bortzmeyer, Fabienne Costa, Lav Diaz, Jean-Christophe Ferrari, Pierre Jailloux, Hervé Joubert-Laurencin, Ricardo Lee, Larry Manda, Corinne Maury, Hazel Orencio, Sylvie Rollet, Alexis A. Tioseco, Olivier Zuchuat.

Lav Diaz was born in 1958 on the island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. He has directed numerous feature films, several of which have won awards at the Venice Film Festival (Death in the Land of Encantos, 2007; Melancholia, 2008; The Woman Who Left, 2016. Genus pan, 2020), Berlin (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, 2016) and Locarno (From What Is Before, 2014).

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Lav Diaz : faire face 
© Ouvrage collectif, co-dirigé par Corinne Maury et Olivier Zuchua
Season Of The Devil - Official Trailer
© A Film by Lav Diaz, 2018, Philippines, 234'