926 - Manila in The Claws of Light (1975)

926 - Manila in The Claws of Light (1975)

Random Acts of Cinema

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It’s been a while since Randy picked something from a nation’s film output with which we have little-to-no familiarity.  And a little 1970s Filipino cinema is just what we needed to break us out of the endless Criterion pattern of American/French/English/Japanese.  With this - celebrated director Lino Brocka’s adaptation of a novel following a young man named Julio (played by Rafael Roco Jr.) who searches for his missing girlfriend through the po...
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It’s been a while since Randy picked something from a nation’s film output with which we have little-to-no familiarity.  And a little 1970s Filipino cinema is just what we needed to break us out of the endless Criterion pattern of American/French/English/Japanese.  With this - celebrated director Lino Brocka’s adaptation of a novel following a young man named Julio (played by Rafael Roco Jr.) who searches for his missing girlfriend through the po...
Read More