‘Norte’ by Lav Diaz to screen at Lincoln Center June 20-26

Archie Alemania topbills four-hour epic 'Norte.'

Archie Alemania topbills four-hour epic ‘Norte.’

Lav Diaz’s “Norte, The End of History” will premiere at the Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on June 20. The movie will run through June 26.

Additionally, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will begin a major retrospective of Diaz’s works on June 22, the first ever by this prestigious institution of a Philippine filmmaker, according to the Philippine Consulate. Diaz will fly in from Manila for the opening weekend of “Norte” and the retrospective.

“Norte,” inspired by Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” is a four-hour epic that follows the lives and passions of two men: one who is wrongly jailed for a crime (Archie Alemania) and the real murderer who roams free (Sid Lucero).

Other cast members include Angeli Bayani, Hazel Orencio, Soliman Cruz, Angelina Kanapi and Mae Paner.

“Norte” is the most travelled Philippine film of 2013, an official selection at many of last year’s international films festivals, including Cannes, Busan, and New York Film Festivals. The New York Times senior critic Manohla Dargis called it a “must-see.” It won Best Film at the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Murcia International Film Festival.

It was voted one of the top 10 movies of 2013 in the annual international critics poll held by the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound, and was named best film of 2013 by Artforum, the international magazine on contemporary art.

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