Everyday Struggle, Struggle Every Day: The Cinema of Lav Diaz
A symposium on the aesthetics of Lav DIaz, one of the standard-bearers of slow cinema, curated by photogénie and organized by VDFC in cooperation with the University of Antwerp and Cinema Zuid. During this day-long conference, Lav Diaz' oeuvre is examined through lectures by film scholars Michael Guarneri (IT) and Nadin Mai (GB / theartsofslowcinema.com), and a round-table conversation with the filmmaker himself follwing a screening of his most recent film Storm Children, Book One.
10.30 - welcome and intro
10.40 - This Machine Kills Fascists: Lav Diaz's Digital Cinema - Michael Guarneri
11.30 - break
11.45 - The Concentrationary Universe in the Films of Lav Diaz - Nadin Mai
12.35 - Q&A
12.50 - lunch break
14.00 - screening STORM CHILDREN - BOOK ONE
16.30 - break
16.45 - roundtable with Lav Diaz and Hazel Orencio
ca. 18.00 - end
Lav Diaz’ visit to Belgium is a collaboration between CINEMATEK, Courtisane, BOZAR, VDFC, University of Antwerp, Cinema Zuid, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Le Festival d’Automne à Paris, Austrian Film Museum, Cineteca Bologna and with the support of the Philippine Embassy in Belgium.
Special thanks to Lav Diaz, Hazel Orencio, NCCA, Milay Calonge, Faith Planas-Bautista, Nadin Mai.