North, the End of History: Lav Diaz at New York Film Fest 2013

NORTH, THE END OF HISTORY (Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan) (2013) 250min

Director: Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines

Filipino director Lav Diaz’s twelfth feature – at four-plus hours, one of his shortest – is a careful rethinking of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, with a tortured anti-hero who is a haunting embodiment of the dead ends of ideology.