'Manila in the Claws of Light' (1975) | Portrait of the Filmmaker as a Fili...

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Blacktown Arts Centre

78 Flushcombe Rd

Blacktown, NSW 2148

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Portrait of the FIlmmaker as a Filipino
Films from the Second Golden Age
and the New Independence

As part of Blacktown Arts Centre's Balik Bayan program, Robert Nery and Gabrielle Finnane will curate a weekly film program that charts excellence in Filipino cinema including iconic films.

All film screenings in this program will include English subtitles.



Manila in the Claws of Light 18+

(1975, dir. Lino Brocka)

Julio Madiaga, in search of his small-town sweetheart Ligaya, finds a job as a construction worker in Manila, and struggles to survive in its lawless anarchy. Ligaya, lured by the promise of an education by a middlewoman, has been sold into slavery in a Chinese-owned brothel. By accident, Julio discovers where she lives and they meet.



Acknowledgements

Manila in the Claws of Light was restored in 2013 by the World Cinema Foundation and the Film Development Council of the Philippines at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with LVN, Cinema Artists Philippines and Mike de Leon. Thanks to the ABS-CBN Restoration team – Leo Katigbak, Pia de Leon and Jane C. Tenorio – for Himala and Three Years without God. We also thank Chew Tee Pao and the Asian Film Archive in Singapore, which has Batch ’81 and A Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino in its care.

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