When the Waves Are Gone
Kapag Wala Na Ang Mga Alon / Lav Diaz / Philippines, Denmark, Portugal, France 2022 / 187 min. / 15 years / DCP
In the summer of 2016, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte declared war on drugs and authorised extrajudicial killings of drug dealers and addicts. The story of two police officers, the workmates who turn into mortal enemies, unfolds against this backdrop. When the Waves Are Gone represents Diaz’s distinctive approach to film genres.