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Watch Diaz’s Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon at Cinematheque Centre Manila from January 22 to 31

In honor of Lav Diaz’s new film being selected for the Main Competition of the Berlin International Film Festival 2016, his previous masterpiece, Mula sa kung ano ang noon will grace the screens of the Cinematheque Centre Manila every day from January 22 to 31.

Mula sa kung ano ang noon (From What Is Before) won the prestigious Golden Leopard for Best Film award at the Locarno Film Festival 2014, as well as, the Grand Festival Prize and Best Ensemble at the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2014. The film then went on to win Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Editing at the Gawad Urian Awards 2015.

Cinematheque Centre Manila will be screening Mula sa kung ano ang noon every day from January 22 to January 31, 2016. The admission fee for each screening is P200. Cinematheque membership card holders will receive a 50% discount.

The Cinematheque Centre Manila is located at 855 T. M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila. For further news and full screening schedules, please visit the website at fdcp.ph.


Lav Diaz’s Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby for the Sorrowful Mystery) has been officially chosen to compete in the Main Competition section of the Berlinale, one of the biggest film festivals besides Cannes and Venice.

Marrying history, literature, and mythology, Hele follows a web of narratives during the Philippine Revolution of 1896-1897 against the Spanish. Diaz’s film is said to have the largest cast ensemble in current Philippine cinema history, with lead stars including John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual, with supporting actors including Angel Aquino, Bernardo Bernardo, Cherie Gil, and Hazel Orencio.

The world premiere of Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis is set for February 18, with the awards night two days later on February 21. Renowned actress Meryl Streep is president of the Berlin jury.

Film Development Council of the Philippines