Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004) | SEA of Sadness

  • August 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Monday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Original Title: Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino
Director: Lav Diaz
Runtime: 624 minutes
Country: Philippines
Language: Filipino, Tagalog, English with English subtitles
Rating: NC16

DEKADA AWARD (for Best Films of the 2000s)
Gawad Urian Awards (Filipino Film Critics Awards) 2011
Gawad Urian Awards 2005

Evolution of a Filipino Family chronicles the struggles of a poor rice farming clan throughout more than 15 years of Philippine history, from the advent of Martial Law in 1972 to the aftermath of the fall of the Marcos regime in 1986. Made over a period of nine years, the film has been described by prominent Filipino film critic Noel Vera as “the greatest, most comprehensive attempt ever to capture the quality and flavor of Filipino provincial life.” Punctuated with moving musical interludes, ironically staged soap-opera broadcasts and anachronistic inserts of footage of political events, this innovative experiment in novelistic storytelling is not only a recent classic of Filipino cinema, but also one of the undisputed masterpieces of 21st-century filmmaking thus far.