When The Waves Are Gone

MENA premiere (Middle East and North Africa)

Philippines, Denmark, Portugal, France | Tagalog | Black and white | 187 m
Subtitles: English, Arabic

A dedicated lieutenant lives in a moral crossroad as the police forces commit atrocities against drug dealers. Guilt gets him a severe skin disease. When he tries to heal a dark past comes back to his life.  

Director

Lav Diaz  

Bio: A director from the Philippines. He is especially notable for the length of his work, his films not being governed by time but by space and nature. His work mostly deals with the social and political struggles of his motherland. Since 1998 he has directed eighteen films, and won numerous international awards including the Locarno Golden Leopard (FROM WHAT IS BEFORE), the Berlinale Alfred Bauer Silver Bear (A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY) and the Venice Golden Lion (THE WOMAN WHO LEFT).

Contacts: ruta@filmsboutique.com