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Films

Batang West Side

Director(s)
Lav Diaz
Country
Philippines
USA
Year
2001
Language
Tagalog and English with English subtitles
Duration
302 min

*Director in attendance.

Jersey City cop Juan Mijares pieces together the events leading to the death of Hanzel Harana, a young Filipino found shot in the head on West Side Avenue. Dealing with his own demons and violent past, Mijares conducts a series of interviews with witnesses, friends, relatives and suspects, in order to learn what happened to the victim after his arrival in the United States. Ultimately, the victim’s life begins to reflect a bleak vision of Filipino destiny abroad.

DCP based on a 35mm print, restored by the Austrian Film Museum/Vienna.

Photo: Collection Austrian Film Museum

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Director(s)
Lav Diaz
Country
Philippines
USA
Year
2001
Language
Tagalog and English with English subtitles
Duration
302 min
As part of:
Lav Diaz – Cinema on its own time

May 31 to June 30, 2019