History of Ha
Lav DIAZ Philippines 276 Min NC16 (Some Nudity and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Amidst personal and political turmoil, a ventriloquist bands together with a nun, sex worker and boy on the road to redemption.
In 1957, famed ventriloquist Hernando returns home from an international tour to find his fiancée, out of poverty, married to another. His country, too, is at a crossroads: the Filipino president has suddenly died, and Hernando’s uprising of communist peasants has been quelled. Speaking through his irreverent puppet Ha, the former political prisoner joins a pious nun, striving sex worker and teen boy as they venture to an island where gold and mortal danger abound.
History of Ha
HISTORYA NI HA
NC16 (Some Nudity and Coarse Language)
Q&A with filmmaker(s)
Prolific Filipino auteur Lav DIAZ excavates his country’s history in films renowned for their epic lengths, pared-down aesthetics and political convictions, which he often self-produces, shoots and edits. His breakthrough Batang West Side (2001) won Best Asian Feature at the 15th SGIFF, while he has won top honours at major international film festivals in the last decade.
Cast & Crew
John Lloyd CRUZ
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