Coming to Manila
Lelaki Komunis Terakhir is the opening film of Cine Veritas, a human-rights film festival at the University of the Philippines, next week. This will be my first trip to Manila and I am quite chuffed.
The photo you see is from a great film called Manila: In the Claws of Neon by the great director Lino Brocka.
The Philippines continues to make the most interesting films in South-East Asia. I wrote an article about some of them 4 years ago and since then newer names and films have cropped up. Perhaps my Manila trip will inspire a follow-up piece, who knows?