“Its very existence is an exhilarating triumph over complacency… there is an almost inexhaustible humanism at the heart of this remarkable film.” —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“The lights came up, I stood with tears in my eyes, and clapped as loudly as I ever have for any movie in my life.” —Wesley Morris, Grantland
“A mesmerising experience that grows deeper and broader the longer it goes on.” —Kieran Corless, Sight and Sound
“The only working filmmaker to explore such fundamental categories of the human condition as Truth, Kindness, Morality, Sin, Justice, Nation, History, and God.” —Boris Nelepo, Cinema Scope
Saturday, July 19, 630pm at Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma
Sunday, July 20, 3pm at Glorietta 4 and Alabang Town Center
Norte is in Tagalog with English subtitles.
Tickets are available at sureseats.com. Get your tickets early, they go quickly.
To our readers in London: Norte is showing from July 18 to 27 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
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How to Watch Norte
Does it have to be 4 hours, 10 minutes long? Yes. In fact, having seen it thrice, we think it should be 6 hours long. It’s Slow Cinema. The running time is essential.
If you have a short attention span and are worried that you can’t get through the screening, here are some tips you may find useful.
1. The first hour sets the pace. If you can get through the first hour, you will hardly feel the next three.
2. We recommend going out for a quick coffee every 90 minutes.
3. Bring a friend because you will need someone to discuss the movie with.
4. After seeing Norte, look up the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu, Bela Tarr. You are now a cinephile.