Yuchengco Museum Hosts a Forum with "Maynila Sa Kuko Ng Mga Liwanag" Actors and Screenwriter

The Yuchengco Museum will host a film forum on Lino Brocka's classic film "Maynila Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag" on August 26, Saturday, at 2:30 pm.  Distinguished actors Bembol Roco and Tommy Abuel will share their experiences working on the film and its impact on their careers. The film’s screenwriter Doy del Mundo, Jr., who will share insights into the creative process behind the film classic, will moderate the discussion.

"We are excited to host this event and talk about this groundbreaking film that helped shape the landscape of Philippine cinema," said Ms. Yvonne Yuchengco, chair of the Yuchengco Museum. "We hope that through this forum, we will be able to spark a conversation about the issues that the film raises and the importance of preserving our cinematic heritage."

"Maynila Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag" follows the story of Julio (Bembol Roco), a fisherman from a poor area, who descends into social alienation, as he arrives in Manila to search for his loved one. Considered one of Brocka’s greatest works, the film was hailed as a masterpiece by critics around the world. It also received critical acclaim for its powerful performances by Bembol Roco and Tommy Abuel, who won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards at the 1976 FAMAS Awards. We ourselves found the film perfect when we reviewed it back in 2017.

Tickets to this event are priced at Php 700 (Regular) and Php 350 (for Students, Seniors, and PWDs). To reserve and purchase, email yspace@yuchengcomuseum.org, call (+63 2) 8889-1234, or send a message to the Meta / Facebook Page @YuchengcoMuseum.

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