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Short-lived pleasure

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PADILLA AND BERNARDO. Overused theme.

Hector San Andres, businessman: “What’s happening to our film industry? Gone are the days when plots mirrored the social concerns of the day, and when artists’ lives were considered private. In those days, hecklers and bashers were almost nonexistent.

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Brocka’s ‘Maynila’ at MoMA

HILDA Koronel and Bembol Roco in “Maynila”

Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” is currently showing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 1975 Filipino film will have week-long screenings at the MoMa until Feb. 12. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis wrote of “Maynila”: “It’s a de facto record of Manila in the 1970s.”Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Losses that affected them most

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As a Dollywood All Souls’ Day tradition, I asked some celebs, whose death (aside from their loved ones) had the biggest impact on them? Since I’m the No. 1 fan of Michael Jackson, needless to say, his demise left a permanent hole in my heart.

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‘Maynila’ goes to Toronto

Hida Koronel and Bembol Roco (right) topbill “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag.”

After debuting in Cannes, the digitally restored version of Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

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Return of Brocka’s ‘Maynila’ recalls unique scriptwriting course

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DEL MUNDO. Double victory!

News reports about the restoration of Lino Brocka’s masterpiece, “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” (now showing at SM cinemas), have brought back memories of an unusual scriptwriting course that we were asked to teach at the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School in the ’70s.

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Brocka classic is as relevant as ever

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KORONEL and Roco (right) topbill “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag.”

We’re happy to announce that, after Ishmael Bernal’s “Himala” and Peque Gallaga’s “Oro Plata Mata,” film buffs will get a chance to watch Lino Brocka’s exceptional 1975 drama, “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag,” next month—when its gorgeously restored version will be screened in local theaters.

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Brocka’s ‘Maynila’ returns to UP

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HILDA Koronel and Bembol Roco in “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag”

After premiering at the 66th Cannes film festival in May, the digitally restored version of Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” comes home to the filmmaker’s alma mater.   The local debut of the 1975 classic is set at Cine Adarna of the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Saturday.   The [...]

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Hilda Koronel, Lino Brocka take Cannes by storm once again

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Hilda Koronel is reunited with Pierre Rissient, the Frenchman who brought "Insiang" to Cannes in 1978. Photo courtesy of Tikoy Aguiluz

If Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” had Kim Novak, Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” had Hilda Koronel.

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Restored ‘Maynila’ debuts in Cannes

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Hilda Koronel is reunited with Pierre Rissient, the Frenchman who brought "Insiang" to Cannes in 1978. Photo courtesy of Tikoy Aguiluz

The premiere of the digitally restored version of Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” which was held on Friday night at the Salle Buñuel of the Palais, boasted lead star Hilda Koronel as guest of honor.

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Lino Brocka’s ‘Maynila’ to be shown in Cannes Friday

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Lino Brocka: Delayed “homecoming” in Cannes

It’s a much-delayed “homecoming” for the late National Artist for Film Lino Brocka in this resort city in the French Riviera, which once embraced him as one of its most celebrated finds.

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Reaching Cannes via ‘Maynila’

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It’s a fitting “homecoming” for the late National Artist for Film Lino Brocka in this resort city south of France.

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Cannes to show Lino Brocka’s ‘Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag’

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It’s official: Lino Brocka’s digitally restored “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” will premiere in Cannes Classics in May, alongside Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “Cleopatra,” Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” in 3D.

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