Lino Brocka’s – MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT/INSIANG – released as dual format set.

Manila in the Claws of Light is a fascinating portrait of life in the Filipino capital’s teeming urban jungle, and tells the story of 21 year-old fisherman Julio, who has arrived in the city looking for his girlfriend. Immediately he is robbed of all his money and he drifts through a number of temporary jobs while wandering the city in search of his beloved.

Insiang tells the story of young Insiag who is raped by her mother’s boyfriend Dado and is treated not much better by her would-be boyfriend, Bebot. Forced to return home she turns the situation upon itself and exacts her revenge.
Lino Brocka is one of the most important directors to ever emerge from South East Asia and thanks to Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project it has been made available on dvd/Blu Ray.

Format: 2 X DVD + 2x Blu-ray
Production: | 249 minutes

In Filipino and Tagalog with English subtitles

Special features:
•New 4K restorations of both films
•Manila… A Filipino Film (Mike de Leon, 1975, 33 mins): fascinating making-of documentary featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
•Manila stills and collections gallery
•Visions Cinema: Film in the Philippines (Ron Orders, 1983, 40 mins): Tony Raynsinterviews Lino Brockaand other prominent Filipino directors.
•Signed: Lino Brocka(Christian Blackwood, 1987, 84 mins): award-winning, feature-length documentary exploring the director’s life and work
•The Guardian Lecture: Lino Brockain conversation with Tony Rayns(1982, 62 mins, audio only)
•Illustrated booklet featuring a new essay by Cathy LandichoClark, an interview with Lino Brockafrom 1980, and full film credits.

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