Manila in the Claws of Light / Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag

Manila in the Claws of Light / Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag

Director : Lino Brocka / 125 / Philippines / 125 Filipino | Tagalog|English / 1975

The plot being based on the novel of the same title by Edgardo M. Reyes, the film tells the tragic story of Julio Madiaga (played by Bembol Roco), a man from the province who goes to the mega city of Manila in search of his beautiful girlfriend, Ligaya Paraiso (Hilda Koronel). The cruelty and machinations of the city disillusion him and make him wish for his simple life in the province. As the events unfold, Julio is slowly eaten up by the city and its people.

Director Lino Brocka
Screenplay Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr.
Producer Miguel de Leon, Severino Manotok
DoP Miguel de Leon
Editor Edgardo Jarlego, Ike Jarlego
Music Max Jocson

Cast Hilda Koronel, Lou Salvador, Jr. Tommy Abuel, Rafael Roco,Jr.

Awards/Festivals

  • Cannes Classical Section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

 

 

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