Kapag Wala Na Ang Mga Alon

When The Waves Are Gone

187 minutes | 2022 | Philippines | Narrative |
Tagalog | sub. English | 17+



XXI 2 | THU 1 DEC | 19:15

XXI 1 | FRI 2 DEC | 18:45

Indonesia Premiere


Lieutenant Hermes Papauran, one of the best investigators of the Philippines, is at a deep moral crossroad. As a member of the police forces, he is a first-hand witness of the murderous anti-drug campaign that his institution is implementing with dedication. The atrocities are corroding Hermes physically and spiritually, causing him a severe skin disease resulting from anxiety and guilt. As he tries to heal, a dark past haunts him and has eventually come back for a reckoning.


Lav Diaz


Director’s Filmography


Season of the Devil



The Woman who Left


Production Company

Epicmedia Production




Ghent International Film Festival 2022

Nominee for Audience Award

Venice FIlm Festival 2022

Official selection

Tokyo International Film Festival 2022

Official selection

Busan International Film Festival 2022

Official selection

Director's Profile

Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz

Lavrente Indico Diaz aka Lav Diaz is a filmmaker from the Philippines born in 1958. He is especially notable for the length of his work, his films not being governed by time but by space and nature. His work mostly deals with the social and political struggles of his motherland.

Since 1998 he has directed eighteen films, and won numerous international awards including the Locarno Golden Leopard (From What is Before, 2014), the Berlinale Alfred Bauer Silver Bear (A Lullaby to The Sorrowful Mystery, 2016) and the Venice Golden Lion (The Woman Who Left, 2016).

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