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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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Hilda Koronel remembers Lino Brocka and shooting ‘Maynila’

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Hilda Koronel

One of the most unforgettable moments in Hilda Koronel’s career, if not in her entire life, was her “funeral” scene in Lino Brocka’s 1975 film “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag.”   The film is in the process of being digitally restored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in partnership with the […]

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