Newly Restored: Lino Brocka


Directed by Lino Brocka

Phillippines, 1976, 1h 35min, DCP, In Filipino with English Subtitles

Newly Restored  Lino Brocka

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Fri, Aug 10

Unforgettable genre/thriller meets social-realist filmmaking. Insiang is a poor young woman in Manila whose story reflects the inescapable violence endured by Filippino women of her era. After suffering a brutal rape at the hands of a man her mother has moved into the family home, Insiang can only turn to herself for survival and revenge.

“By turns lyrical and crude, laid-back and feverishly overheated, Lino Brocka’s INSIANG (1976) is at once original and yet so familiar that you may find yourself annotating it with cinematic footnotes as the story unfolds… Throughout, Mr. Brocka, working with his excellent director of photography, Conrado Baltazar, creates images of startling power, like that of bloody hands clutching in the void.” – Manohla Dargis, NY Times


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