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‘Maynila,’ ‘Weng-Weng’ in Udine; ‘Ekstra’ in Milan

VILMA Santos (center) in “Ekstra”

Lino Brocka’s digitally restored classic “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” will be shown at the 16th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy from April 25 to May 3. Also in the lineup is Australian Andrew Leavold’s docu “The Search for Weng-Weng”—which features the pint-size Pinoy James Bond. Six other Filipino films are in Udine (Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita,” Jun Robles Lana’s “Mga Kuwentong Barbero,” Chito Roño’s “Badil” and “Shoot-to-Kill: Boy Golden,” Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati” and Siege Ledesma’s “Shift”).

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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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‘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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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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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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Bembol Roco revisits ‘Maynila’

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Bembol Roco candidly recounted that he was not the first choice to play Julio Madiaga, the hapless hero in Lino Brocka’s 1975 film, “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (Manila in the Claws of Light).”

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Cheer Factor: Restored ‘Maynila’ in Cannes

BEMBOL Roco in “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag.” Hilda Koronel played the female lead.

Briccio Santos, chairman of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), has announced that the digitally restored 1975 Lino Brocka movie, “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” will have its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in May. “Maynila” is currently undergoing digital restoration at the L’Immagine Ritrovata in Italy, through the efforts of the FDCP and the World Cinema Foundation, chaired by Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Last year, FDCP made possible the premiere of Manuel Conde’s restored “Genghis Khan” at the Venice fest. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Scorsese, De Leon team up to save Brocka’s ‘Maynila’

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Indeed, it will take a global village to save “Maynila.” The restoration of Lino Brocka’s 1975 film “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” has found a surprise benefactor from across the globe: Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation (WCF) has taken a keen interest in the preservation project.

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