Cinematheque Centre Manila celebrates the genius of acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Lino Brocka by sponsoring the event called “Lino Brocka – Citizen With a Movie Camera”.
If you are a patron of Philippine movies, or if have nothing better to do this weekend, why not see the works of one of the most significant film directors in the history of Philippine cinema?
Cinematheque’s event includes activities and screenings of Lino Brocka’s most notable films including a restored version of Insiang. It is a 1987 classic that stars Hilda Koronel as the titular Insiang, and tells the story of a woman born from poverty who exacts revenge to those who made her suffer. The film also holds the title as the first Filipino film that was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Also included in the roster of Brocka films to be screened is the restored version of Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag from 1975, which also stars Hilda Koronel. She plays along side Bembol Roco, who makes his debut in this film. It won the Best Film of the Decade from Gawad Urian Awards in 1981.
The event runs from September 20 to 25, 2016, at the Cinematheque Centre Manila.
All of the movies can be watched for only P50 each.
An exhibit of Lino Brocka’s photos and memorabilia will be also be held on September 23, along with a talk with Lino’s brother, Danilo Brocka, at 4PM.
Lino Brocka is an openly gay film director, who often incorporates LGBT themes into his movies. He is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest and most influential directors in the film industry of the Philippines.
His most notable films include Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang in 1974, Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim in 1984, and Orapronobis in 1989.
He was posthumously granted the award of National Artist of the Philippines for Film in 1997, for having made significant and priceless contributions to the development of Philippine cinema and the arts.
What are you waiting for?
Classic Filipino films from an award-winning National Artist for Film, and for a fraction of the price of regular movies – it’s practically a steal!
Go check out Cinematheque Centre Manila’s Facebook page for more details.