Henrico's Farm | ©LavDiaz
Feature Film | 2017-2019 | Philippines
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Main data

DirectorLav Diaz
Written byLav Diaz
ProductionSine Olivia Pilipinas [ph]

Shooting data

LocationsSingapore, Berlin

Brief synopsis

The film begins in Frankfurt, where Lailani, now 65, awaits a plane to Manila. She is returning home to the Philippines for the first time in 30 years. En route home, she delays her return by stopping over in Singapore. Her interactions with her fellow Filipinos help her reflect on the nature of her loss, the cycle of sacrifice and longing that marks them all.

Gripped by the fear of returning home to a life she has left behind but is still intricately connected to, she finds moments of enchantment among other lost souls. They have created their ways of living with disenchantment through a Dreamtime that shelters them from the storms of trauma.



ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Charo Santos-Concio
Shaina Magdayao
Hazel Orencio
Maria MägdefrauMama [SR]


directorLav Diaz
4th AD / Additional ADPhilip Heremans
screenwriterLav Diaz

Production companies

Sine Olivia Pilipinas [ph]