Sine ni Lav Diaz (Book)

A Long Take on the Filipino Auteur

The first book-length study of the Filipino auteur Lav Diaz, this edited volume offers a nuanced overview of the filmmaker, his corpus, career and traditions from various perspectives for film enthusiasts, researchers and general readers alike. 17 b/w illus.


Parichay Patra teaches cinema at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. His previous publications include Salaam Bollywood: Representations and Interpretations (Routledge, 2016, co-edited with Vikrant Kishore and Amit Sarwal). 

Michael Kho Lim is lecturer of media and cultural policy at Cardiff University. He is the author of Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution (Palgrave, 2019).


         Clodualdo del Mundo Jr.




  1. Introduction

               Parichay Patra and Michael Kho Lim

  1. Lav Diaz through cinematic histories

    a) After Brocka: Situating Lav Diaz in Philippine cinema
    Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr.

    b) Homeward hill: Messianic redemption in Diaz and Dostoevsky
    Tom Paulus

    c) Long walk to life: The cinema of Lav Diaz
    May Adadol Ingawanji

    d) Freedom is a long shot: A chronicle of Lav Diaz’s artistic struggle
    Michael Guarneri 

  2. From death to the gods: The resurrection of the national?

    a) Never, always and already Saved: Soteriology in Century of Birthing (2011); Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012); and Norte, the End of History (2013)
    Marco Grosoli

    b) The idyllic chronotope and spatial justice in Lav Diaz’s Melancholia
    Katrina Macapagal

  3. No cinema, no art either

    a) How do you solve a problem like Lav Diaz?: Debating Norte, the End of History
    Adrian Martin

    b) Evolution of a Filipino Family and/as non-cinema
    William Brown

    c) Jesus, Magdalene and the Filipino Judas: Lav Diaz and his ‘artless’ epics
    Parichay Patra

    d) Distributing the cinema of Lav Diaz
    Michael Kho Lim

  1. Interview with Lav Diaz
    A Lav affair with cinema

  1. Tribute  
    Indictment and empowerment of the individual: The modern cinema of Lav Diaz
    Alexis Tioseco


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