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Manila in the Claws of Light [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1975]

Release Date:06/12/2018
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Julio (Rafael Rocco) is a "country mouse," a probiciano, who has lost track of his childhood sweetheart Ligaya (Hilda Koronel) in the wilds of Manila. In what amounts to a major quest, he enters the sprawling Philippine metropolis in order to find her.~Clarke Fountain


"Manila" . . . A Filipino Film, a 1975 documentary about the making of the film, featuring Brocka and actors Hilda Koronel and Rafael Roco Jr.

Introduction by filmmaker Martin Scorsese

New 4K digital restoration by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Cineteca di Bologna, in association with The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project, LVN, Cinema Artists Philippines, and cinematographer Mike De Leon, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

New interview with critic, filmmaker and festival programmer Tony Rayns

Signed: Lino Brocka, a 1987 documentary about the director by Christian Blackwood