QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Film Producers Society in partnership with Globe Studios and Epic Media bring Ang Panahon Ng Halimaw (‘Season of the Devil’) to UP Cine Adarna.
Ang Panahon ng Halimaw, a film recounting the bloodied era of the 1970s through the unprecedented use of the stripped down, neo-noir musical genre, will be screened to the public for the first time in the Philippines on Friday, April 20, 5pm at the UP Cine Adarna.
A Lav Diaz Filipino rock opera, this film, which clocks in at 234 minutes, is a seething critique of the outright tyranny of the dictatorial era of the 1970s and 1980s that no less parallels the current socio-political climate. It follows the journey of a poet, played by Piolo Pascual, searching for his wife, played by Shaina Magdayao, who goes missing after journeying to bring medical aid to a town plagued by a two-faced devil.
The film also features riveting performances by Pinky Amador and Bituin Escalante, but it is visually that Ang Panahon ng Halimaw ranks among Diaz’s best work. The film first premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival before earning awards at various international film festivals around the world. The filmmaker delivers a masterful narrative that is perhaps one of his darkest masterpieces, and one that will leave you at the edge of your seat.
The program will start exactly at 5:00PM and a Q&A session with the cast after the 4 hour running time.
Reserve your tickets online at bit.ly/AngPanahonNgHalimawTickets
Ang Panahon ng Halimaw trailer