Criterion presents Brocka’s ‘Maynila’
Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” which was restored by the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, will be released by the prestigious Criterion Collection and Janus Films next year.
The good news was relayed to the Inquirer by filmmaker Mike de Leon, who’s the cinematographer and producer of the landmark social-realist drama released in 1975.
Jennifer Ahn, managing director of the Film Foundation, told De Leon that “Maynila” is “on the short list of titles for distribution in 2017.” Ahn explained that the film will be “available on DVD/Blu-ray in North America.”
The restoration of “Maynila” was championed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the man behind the World Cinema Project (formerly World Cinema Foundation), and was supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (then under Chair Briccio Santos).http://entertainment.inquirer.net/204758/criterion-presents-brockas-maynila