Reims Polar
4th thriller film festival

When the Waves Are Gone

Lav Diaz

Hors Compétition

Lieutenant Hermes Papauran, one of the Philippines’ top investigators, finds himself in a deep moral crossroads. As a member of law enforcement, he is a privileged witness to the deadly anti-drug campaign that his institution is dedicatedly leading. The atrocities corrode Hermes physically and spiritually, causing him to develop a severe skin condition that results from anxiety and guilt. As he tries to heal, a dark past haunts him and eventually returns for a trial.

Crew

  • Director
    Lav Diaz
  • Production
    Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew, Joaquim Sapinho, Jean-Christophe Simon & Marta Alves
  • Script
    Lav Diaz
  • Cinematography
    Larry Manda
  • Editing
    Lav Diaz

Cast

  • John Lloyd Cruz
  • Ronnie Lazaro
  • Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino
  • Dms Boongaling
  • Danilo Ledesma
  • Aryanne Gollena

Information

  • Origins
    The Philippines, France, Portugal & Denmark
  • Year
    2022
  • Duration
    3h07
  • Language
    Tagalog with French subtitles

Distribution

Epicentre Films

+33 1 43 49 03 03

daniel@epicentrefilms.com 

www.epicentrefilms.com

Lav Diaz

Born in 1958 in the Philippines, he is known as the “ideological father of the new Filipino cinema”. He is especially notable for the length of his work; his films not being governed by time but by space and nature.

Filmography

  • 2022
    When the Waves Are Gone
  • 2022
    A Tale of the Filipino Violence
  • 2020
    Genus Pan
  • 2019
    The Halt
  • 2018
    Lakbayan Journey
  • 2018
    Season of the Devil
  • 2016
    The Women Who Left
  • 2016
    A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery
  • 2014
    Storm Children: Book One
  • 2014
    From What Is Before
  • 2013
    Norte, the End of History
  • 2012
    An Investigation on the Night that Won’t Forget
  • 2012
    Florentina Hubaldo
  • 2011
    Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution
  • 2011
    Century of Birthing
  • 2009
    Butterflies Have No Memories
  • 2008
    Melancholia
  • 2007
    Death in the Land of Encantos
  • 2006
    Heremias, Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess
  • 2004
    Evolution of a Filipino Family
  • 2002
    Hesus the Revolutionary
  • 2002
    West Side Kid
  • 1999
    Burger Boys
  • 1999
    Naked Under the Moon
  • 1998
    The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion

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