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Lav Diaz Film Leads 8-entry PH Lineup in Italian Fest

28 July 2020

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Lav Diaz Film Leads 8-entry PH Lineup in Italian Fest

There’s no stopping Italian film buffs from getting their cinematic fix, even with the current health crisis that the world is experiencing.

The 2020 Asian Film Festival will push through from July 30 to Aug. 5 in Rome, Italy, with eight independent films from the Philippines as part of its lineup.

Heading the Filipino contingent is Lav Diaz’s four-hour drama “The Halt,” which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in France, “and then remained essentially invisible,” according to the festival’s official Facebook site. “It’s a powerful and provocative film that imagines a near gloomy future too similar to the present.”

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