Heremias Book One: The Legend Of The Lizard Princess (2006)
Sobre o filme
"A small group travels by caravan and cow along country roads. One of its members, the middle-aged man Heremias, suddenly decides that he wants to live on his own. The film then follows him as he attempts to begin a new life as a community of one, entering into dialogue both with his fellow men and with God to help him do so.
Named after a myth that one character tells, the film is the closest that Diaz has come to making a Western. Like classical films of that genre, it presents the problems inherent in building a human society, many of which are related to human weakness. During his journey, Heremias discovers corruption in other people and naïveté and frailty within himself. The film showcases Diaz’s great gift for filming nature, from which the protagonist is often seen emerging. It is a film about finding one’s home, one’s purpose, and one’s inner self. Book Two exists as a rough cut.
Título original: Heremias: Unang Aklat - Ang Alamat Ng Prinsesang Bayawak
Classificação: 18 years
Duração: 540 min.
País: Philippines, Netherlands, Sweden
Direção: Lav Diaz
Roteiro: Lav Diaz
Fotografia: Mara Benitez
Montagem: Lav Diaz, Lia Martinez
Elenco: Ronnie Lazaro, Jordan, Sid Lucero, Dante Balois, Roeder
Produtor: Celso De Guzman
Produção: Sine Olivia, Hubert Bals Fund, Göteborg Film Festival, Cinemanila International Film Festival, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Música: Earl Drilon