Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag / Manila in the Claws of Light (1975, dir. Lino Brocka)
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ok well im a big fan of brillante mendoza’s films so basically all of his movies also i recently saw himpapawid and that quickly became my favorite also i have 2 say metro manila(although not by a filipino filmmaker IT’S still worth a watch) i HIGHLY RECOMMEND old filipino movies malvarosa is def one of my faves and also all of mike de leon’s(KISAPMATA SPECIALLY is a fave) and lino brocka(insiang) are my shit basically ….also marilou diaz abaya’s films because yo she’s a feminist director, perfumed nightmare by kidlat tahimik god theres so many more that i recently saw too fuCK also all of the movies nora aunor is in obviously himala is a classic but ya merika is one of my faves too omG THERES TOO MANY
Perfumed Nightmare (Kidlat Tahimik / Philippines / 1977)
filipino indie films are the most fucked up/saddest shit in a very good/beautiful way dont watch em because you will get obsessed(but actually do watch them because theyre hella fucking good)
The thing with Jay is that it is such a smart film, one that takes the audience by surprise for its audacity to satirize the media for all the extreme things that journalists do just to get the perfect scoop and the perfect shot. Jay, the television producer played excellently by a surprisingly effeminate Baron Geisler, goes to Pampanga to follow and capture the “reality” of a family whose son got murdered in faraway Manila. This reality, however, turns out to be a warped representation of the truth, orchestrated by none other than Jay himself.
What is refreshing about all of this is that it never approaches the distortions with disdain, but with a kind of hilarious sarcasm. It throws the guilt out of its characters to the audience, to us, who laugh at the expense of the family who lost a dear member. Still, for two hours, in a dark theater, we collectively guffaw, leaving the guilt for later. R. Sedricke Lapuz