The Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis)

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The Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis)


Saturday Jun 10 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Filipino Film Festival 2017

Directed by Lav Diaz. Philippines. 2016. 485 mins. Tagalog with English subtitles.

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Lav Diaz’s ambitious eight-hour historical drama about the bloody 1896 Philippine Revolution. In his masterwork, Lav Diaz portrays the revolution’s interconnected narratives. Immerse yourself in the stories that inform the Filipino psyche: the story of the ballad “Jocelynang Baliwag,” the hymn of the revolution; Gregoria de Jesus’ forlorn search for the body of the “Father of the Philippine Revolution” Andres Bonifacio; the journey of the fictional national heroes Simon and Isagani; the role of the Philippine mythical hero Bernardo Carpio and the half-man, half-horse Tikbalang/Engkanto. Shot in black-and-white, the film marries mythology, fact, and a vibrant sense of history.  

Complimentary food and beverages will be available throughout the film.

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