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Lino Brocka retrospective opens at Cinematheque Manila

In remembrance of the proclamation of Martial Law 44 years ago, the Film Development Council of the Philippines Special is holding special screenings of the works of the great Filipino director Lino Brocka at the Cinematheque Centre Manila.


“Lino Brocka: Citizen With a Movie Camera” runs from Tuesday until Sunday, September 25.

Opening the retrospective is an exhibit of photographs showing Brocka at work provided to the FDCP by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Pandayang Lino Brocka, as well as memorabilia provided by his family.

On September 21, Cinematheque Manila will host Martial Law survivors, who will talk about their experiences. This will be followed by a screening of Brocka's 1975 masterpiece, "Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag"—a version restored by the World Cinema Foundation, the FDCP, the National Film Archives of the Philippines, and L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with Mike de Leon.

On September 23, Lino’s own brother, Danilo Brocka, will give a talk. This will be followed by a screening of Brocka’s 1985 film on human trafficking, "White Slavery." — BM, GMA News

“Lino Brocka: Citizen With a Movie Camera” will be at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, 855 T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila from September 20 to 25. Tickets are P50 per screening.