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MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT
Sometimes called the greatest Filipino film ever made, Lino Brocka’s breakthrough drama was revived in 2013 as a “Cannes Classic” and has a 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A provincial fisherman moves to Marcos-era Manila to find his girlfriend who has disappeared there. But he is unprepared for the harsh, squalid, sordid living conditions in the big city. In this movie, Brocka, who died in a 1991 car crash at age 51, added a social consciousness to the usual soapy ingredientsView more
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