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Lino Brocka

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Lino Brocka

Selected Filmography:

1975: Manila - In the claws of the Neon
1976: Insiang
1979: Jaguar
1980: Bona
1985: Bayan Ko: My Own country
1988: Macho Dancer
1989: Prey for us

Selection:

2019, 2014

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Lino Brocka was born in the north of Manila in 1939. He got very early interested within cinema. During his university studies, he worked for two years as a Mormon missionary to cure leprous patients in Hawaii. Back in Manila, he became a drama director, before getting interested in cinema. He directed nine movies for Lea Productions, before founding his own production company Cinemanila. Manila - In the claws of the Neon and Insiang (the first pinoy film ever shown at Cannes Film Festival) gained worldwide recognition.

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