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WHEN THE WAVES ARE GONE

KAPAG WALA NANG MGA ALON (WHEN THE WAVES ARE GONE) - John Lloyd Cruz and Shamaine Centenera Buencamino

Official Screening

Sala Giardino
17:00
Kapag Wala Na Ang Mga Alon
by Lav Diaz
with John Lloyd Cruz, Ronnie Lazaro, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Dms Boongaling

( 2022, Philippines, France, Portugal, Denmark, 187')

What would you do if  the institution that should guarantee justice, equity, and protection to citizens is the first one to step on those principles? What would you do if  this same institution is the one that pays your bills? Philippine lieutenant Hermes Papauran is shaken by these doubts after he finds out about the criminous anti-drug campaign promoted by law enforcement officers. He’s the ambiguous reflection of the Philippines, crushed both in the soul and in the body. A body, Papauran’s, that is starting to fade away…

Lav Diaz

(1958) Filipino director and screenwriter, Diaz won the Orizzonti Award in 2008 for Melancholia and the Leone d’Oro with The Woman Who Left in 2016. In 2014 he was awarded the Pardo d’Oro for From What Is Before and won Orizzonti award for best director in 2020 with Lahi, Hayop. When the Waves Are Gone has been inspired by literary classic The Count of Monte Cristo. The criminal acts of police enforcement are the perfect occasion to point out the actual situation in the Philippines.