mai lav

‘…with the slowness of my work - I’m… conscious of trying to be faithful to the scenes. I don’t want to manipulate the scenes. And the second reason why I do it is I’m trying to capture the way our culture moves, our people move. We move slowly; we wait for the sun to set; we wait for the heat to subside. We just sit there; we wait for the rain to come. We don’t move. […] It’s a slow wait. It will end in death.’

- Lav Diaz, in ‘Nadin Mai in Conversation with Lav Diaz’, in Laying Down in a World of Tempest (Brussels: Cinematek, 2015), p.87.