A look at how much human beings are like animals.
Lav Diaz has been labelled "the ideological father of the New Philippine Cinema" by the Venice Film Festival. His breakthrough came with the five-hour feature Batang West Side (2002), which won prizes at the film festivals of Brussels and Singapore. From What Is Before (2014) won The Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, Lullubye to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016) won Silver Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival. The Woman Who Left (2016) won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Genus Pan (2020) won him the Best Director at the Orizzonti Section of the Venice Film Festival.