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Filipino movies to take center stage in Museum of Modern Art

Photos from official website of Brillante Mendoza, Seklusyon Facebook page, and Agence France-Presse

Works from Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza, and Erik Matti will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in June, as part of an exhibit that aims to highlight the “Third Golden Age of Philippine Cinema.” 

The exhibit will run from June 1 to 25 and will put the spotlight on 13 Filipino auteurs who epitomize the “current wave of sustained creativity” hitting the country’s filmmaking scene. 

“Defying simple description, this dizzying array of distinct cinematic statements makes it an exceptionally unique, vibrant movement,” a description for the exhibit posted on the official website of MOMA read. 

“From Lav Diaz’s minimalist tales rendered at epic lengths or Brillante Mendoza’s gritty realist portrayals of the margins of society, to Raya Martin’s experimentation with storytelling and form, Ditsi Carolino’s stark documentaries following the disenfranchised, and Erik Matti’s riveting thrillers, contemporary Filipino filmmakers push cinematic boundaries and consider subjects as varied as colonial legacy, a decade of martial law, drugs, crime, corruption, fertility, and migrant workers.”

The list of the 18 films set to be shown was not available as of writing. 

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