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Melancholia (2008)

Three people engage in a strange therapy to get away from their agonies.


Lav Diaz


Lav Diaz
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angeli Bayani ... Alberta Munoz / Jenine
Perry Dizon ... Julian Tomas / pimp
Roeder ... Renato Munoz
Dante Perez Dante Perez ... Rebel 1
Raul Arellano ... Rebel 2
Malaya Malaya ... Rina Abad / nun
Irma Adlawan ... Spiritist / store owner
Cookie Chua Cookie Chua ... Patricia / kundiman singer (as Cooky Chua)
Yanyan Taa Yanyan Taa ... Hannah
Soliman Cruz ... Man in wheelchair
Emmanuel Dela Cruz ... Lauro (as Emman Dela Cruz)
Carme Sanchez Carme Sanchez ... Mother
Bodjie Pascua ... Novelist (as Bodgie Pascua)
Joanne de Quiros Joanne de Quiros ... Live show performer
Ivy Mendoza Ivy Mendoza ... Live show performer


Three people engage in a strange therapy to get away from their agonies.

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Release Date:

22 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Melagholia See more »

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Sine Olivia See more »
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Julian: I'm not Julian.
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Awit ni Patricia
Performed by Cookie Chua (as Cooky Chua)
Words and Music by Lav Diaz
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Filipino film wins a major award in Venice
6 September 2008 | by dickfriendlySee all my reviews

Indie filmmaker Lav Diaz becomes the first Filipino to win a major award in Venice Film Festival.

His latest movie, the genre bending opus "MELANCHOLIA" was adjudged as Best Film in the Horizons (Orizzonti) Section of the 65th Venice Film Festival. Diaz received the Golden Lion Special Mention award in the same section last year for "Death in the Land of Encantos".

Born in Mindanao, Diaz has cemented his reputation as one of the country's artistically adept filmmakers of the new decade. His 2001 feature, the 10 hour drama "Batang West Side" set a record as the longest Filipino picture of all time. The New York-set family/crime saga was a critical success for the director, who is known for his genre bending narratives and politically/socially themed films. Among its awards include Best Film in the Singapore Film Festival and the local critics' board Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP).

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