Essential Truths Of The Lake
A film by Lav Diaz
2023 - Philippines/France/Portugal/Singapore/Italy/Switzerland/United Kingdom - Drama
When asked what drives a man to search for the truth, Lieutenant Papauran says dejectedly that maybe he just wants to keep inflicting pain on himself. Faced with President Duterte's bloody murders and brazen lies, he continues his struggle to solve a fifteen-year-old case around an ash-laden landscape and an impenetrable lake. It has become a cross he can barely carry but keeps dragging it anyway.