“The Halt” (“Ang Hupa”), the new feature film by Berlinale’s Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize winner Lav Diaz, joins this year’s lineup of films for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight, a non-competitive film showcase that runs alongside the Cannes Film Festival.
Co-produced by Spring Films and Sine Olivia Pilipinas and distributed by ARP Selection of France, “The Halt” is set in the year 2034 AD and revolves around Southeast Asia which has been “in the dark for the last three years, literally, because the sun hasn’t shone as a result of massive volcanic eruptions at the Celebes Sea in 2031. Madmen control countries, communities, enclaves and bubble cities. Cataclysmic epidemics razed over the continent. Millions have died and millions have left." The film stars Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Joel Lamangan, Pinky Amador, and Hazel Orencio.
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