Competition: Win ‘Norte’ on Blu-ray *closed*

The esteemed Lav Diaz presents his own unique reimagining of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment with the monumental Norte, the End of History (2014), an epic near-four-hour drama set in the northern Philippine province of Luzon. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Diaz’s latest masterwork this coming Monday (29 September), we’re pleased to have THREE Blu-ray copies of the exemplary Norte, the End of History to offer out to our returning readers, thanks to the film’s UK distributor and world cinemas specialists New Wave Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Fabian (Sid Lucero), a law-school drop-out, frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy, commits a horrific double murder; a gentle family man, Joaquin (Archie Alemania), takes the blame and receives a life sentence, leaving behind his wife Eliza (Angeli Bayani) and two children, whilst Fabian roams free, and is taken over by evil. Joaquin is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable when something mysterious and strange starts happening to him.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Lav Diaz’s Norte, the End of History on Blu-ray, just answer the following simple question:

What is the title of Lav Diaz’s latest film, which will screen at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

a) From What is Before
b) From What is Behind
c) From What is Beneath

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Norte, the End of History’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Lav Diaz’s Norte, the End of History is released on DVD & Blu-ray from Monday 29 September through New Wave Films.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 2 October 2014.

Terms & Conditions
• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.