Thursday, October 28

Tag: Ishmael Bernal

Manila by Night: Unveiling Darkness and Plight

Manila by Night: Unveiling Darkness and Plight

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By DAWN DANIELLE D. SOLANO   Editor’s Note: This film review is part of a review series featuring the restored classic Filipino films available for free in FDCP Channel’s Pamanang Pelikula in celebration of this year’s Philippine Film Industry Month. THE HUES of a city come in bright colors when watched from afar. It magnetizes all the seekers of buzz and bliss, comfort, and wealth. What looms behind the neon lights and million-dollar skyscrapers is the filthy, rotten heart of an impoverished city.  The Film Development Council of the Philippines celebrates the first Philippine Film Industry Month through a free online screening of eight restored heritage films. One of these films is Manila by Night, a classic Filipino film of the eighties when the Marcos’ regime was a