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National Museum of Singapore - Film Restoration School Asia


Wed Nov 20 2013, 9:30am–10:00pm

Where: Gallery Theatre, National Musem, 93 Stamford Road, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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  • Admission: Free


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National Museum of Singapore - Film Restoration School Asia

Film Restoration School Asia is the first Asian edition of the world-renowned Film Restoration Summer School. Hosted by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation, the six-day programme provides film preservation and restoration training through screenings, lectures and practical hands-on lessons.

As part of the National Museum of Singapore Cinémathèque’s efforts to generate greater awareness about film restoration and preservation, selected lectures, talks and screenings of restored films will be opened to the public, conducted by film preservation and restoration experts from around the world.

Admission is free upon registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Restoration of Manila in the Claws of Neon (1975)
Speaker: Benedict Olgado (National Film Archives of the Philippines)
Wed 20 Nov 2013 | 9.30am – 11am

This case-study will re-examine the process of restoring Manila in the Claws of Neon (1975).

Manila in the Claws of Neon (1975) was restored in 2013 by the World Cinema Foundation and the Film Development Council of the Philippines at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with LVN Pictures, Cinema Artists Philippines and Filipino director, Mike de Leon.

Film Screening
Wednesday 20 November 2013 | 8pm – 10pm

Manila in the Claws of Neon
Director: Lino Brocka
1975 / Philippines / 124 min / DCP / Rating TBC
In Tagalog with English subtitles

Adapted from a serialised novel by award-winning author Edgardo M. Reyes, Manila in the Claws of Neon follows a young provincial named Julio (Bembol Roco) as he arrives in Manila in search of his lover Ligaya (Hilda Koronel). Scrambling to survive, Julio takes up a number of temporary jobs and endures all manner of indignities, brutalities and exploitations as he plunges relentlessly into the city's lower depths, driven by the hope that he will be reunited with his lost love. Independently financed and shot on location, the film presents a searing portrait of life under corruption and political injustices, and their poisonous effects on society. Made with force, passion, and lucidity, Brocka's epic is a brilliant fusion of full-throttle melodrama and ultra-realism.

- Image courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines -