Norte, the End of History
|Norte, the End of History|
Philippine theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lav Diaz|
|Produced by||Moira Lang
|Written by||Lav Diaz
|Story by||Rody Vera
|Music by||Perry Dizon|
|Cinematography||Lauro Rene Manda|
|Edited by||Lav Diaz|
Kayan Productions, Origin8 Media
|Running time||250 minutes|
Norte, the End of History (Tagalog: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan) is a 2013 Filipino drama film directed by Lav Diaz which explores themes of crime, class, and family. The film lasts for more than four hours.
Screened at the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the main slate of 2013 New York Film Festival, and the Masters section of the 2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival, the film has received wide acclaim for its riveting storytelling and unique cinematography. The film also won four awards including Best Picture and Best Actress at the 2014 Gawad Urian Awards.
The film had a limited release in the Philippines on 11 March 2014 and will have its wide theatrical release on 10 September 2014.
The lives of three people take a turn when one of them commits a crime.
Joaquin (Archie Alemania) is failing miserably at providing for his family when his money lender gets murdered. The crime is pinned on him. Misery and solitude transform him in prison.
Left to fend for the family, his wife Eliza (Angeli Bayani) pours all of her strength to battling with despair and eking out a living for their children.
- Sid Lucero as Fabian
- Angeli Bayani as Eliza
- Archie Alemania as Joaquin
- Angelina Kanapi as Hoda
- Soliman Cruz as Wakwak
- Hazel Orencio as Ading
- Mae Paner as Magda
Awards and nominations
|2013||Cannes Film Festival||Prix Un Certain Regard||Norte, the End of History||Nominated|
|Cinemanila International Film Festival||(Best Film) Lino Brocka Award||Nominated|
|Best Director Award||Lav Diaz||Won|
|International Cinephile Society Awards||Best Picture not released in 2013||Norte, the End of History||Won|
|Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival||Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award||Won|
|2014||Gawad Urian Awards||Best Picture||Won|
|Best Actor||Sid Lucero||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Angeli Bayani||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Archie Alemania||Nominated|
|Best Director||Lav Diaz||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Lav Diaz and Rody Vera||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Lauro Manda||Won|
|Best Music||Perry Dizon||Nominated|
|Best Editing||Lav Diaz||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Corinne de San Jose||Nominated|
- "Norte, the End of History". MSP Film Society. The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- cite web|url=http://festival.sdaff.org/2013/section/masters/
- "Urian Awards 2014". Gawad Urian. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
- "Official Facebook Page Info". Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- Norte, the End of History at the Internet Movie Database
- San Diego Asian Film Festival Website (2013)