Restored: Manila in the Claws of Light (Maynila, sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag) (1975)

  • August 29, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre
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Directed by: Lino Brocka
Runtime: 125 minutes
Country: Philippines
Language: Filipino, Tagalog, English with English subtitles
Rating: R21 (Sexual Scenes)

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Saturday, 29 August, 8pm
Sunday, 30 August, 4pm

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Celebrating the classics of Asian cinema and beyond, Restored is a regular series showcasing newly restored films. Highlighting Asian films that have been meticulously preserved and restored by different institutions from across the world, the platform revisits these classics in a new light and allows them to be appreciated by new generations of audiences.

August will feature Manila in the Claws of Light, the Filipino masterpiece that is part of the Asian Film Archive Collection. Late auteur Lino Brocka’s gritty social-realist drama will be screened in its 4K-restored version. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Edgardo M. Reyes, the film is widely-considered to be among the finest Filipino films ever made.


Restored in 2013 by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project , LVN, Cinema Artists Philippines and Mike De Leon. Restoration funded by Doha Film Institute.


Important Notice:

All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to secure a seat due to limited capacity in order to comply with social distancing rules. If you do choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, NETS payment is preferred.

Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, SafeEntry logging and observance of social distancing around the theatre.