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'68 and beyond - Phillippines & Cuba Season

Manila in the Claws of Light

Supported by BFI FAN as part of the Uprising - The Spirit of '68 season.

L. Brocka, Phillippines, 1975, DCP, 124mins

Wed 26 September // 20:00 / Cinema

Tickets: £6/£5

Manila's corrupt underbelly spells doom in Lino Brocka's celluloid milestone.

The late, great Filipino filmmaker and activist Lino Brocka delivers an angry yet compassionate portrait of urban hardship during the Martial Law era, as a determined young man arrives in Manila in search of his girlfriend, yet finds himself mired in the effects of poverty and corruption.

Screened with the support of the BFI Film Audience Network as part of the Uprising! The Spirit of '68 season