Melancholia (2008 film)

Directed by Lav Diaz
Written by Lav Diaz
Starring Angeli Bayani
Perry Dizon
Cinematography Lav Diaz
Editing by Lav Diaz
Release date(s) 29 September 2008 (2008-09-29) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time 450 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino

Melancholia is a 2008 Philippine film directed by Lav Diaz. It won the Horizons prize at the 65th Venice International Film Festival.[1]



  • Angeli Bayani as Alberta Munoz / Jenine
  • Perry Dizon as Julian Tomas / pimp
  • Roeder as Renato Munoz
  • Dante Perez as rebel
  • Raul Arellano as rebel
  • Malaya as Rina Abad / nun
  • Irma Adlawan as Spiritist / store owner
  • Cookie Chua as Patricia / kundiman singer
  • Yanyan Taa as Hannah


Ronnie Scheib of Variety called the film "Lav Diaz's latest madly uncommercial 7½ -hour magnum opus", and particularly complimented the "extraordinary final chapter". Scheib summarised: "Simultaneously lamenting the futility of change yet celebrating reinvention, the improbable Melancholia lingers on the brain."[2]


  1. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (2008-09-06). "'Wrestler' takes top honors at Venice". Variety. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  2. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (2008-09-29). "Melancholia". Variety. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 

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