Filikino x Wavelength present:
In the Claws of a Century Wanting + Introduction
Dir. Jewel Maranan | 2017 | Phillipines | 125 mins
Four families live in the seams of Manila's busiest international port. In the hours of their ordinary days, they hear and see the wealth of different nations passing them by, leaving and entering Manila's shores. Soon, the port expands and panic starts. In the Claws of a Century Wanting is a filmic symphony of increasing everyday violence in the aspiration for a global city.
Introduction by film critic Richard Bolisay and film curator Anna de Guia-Eriksson.
Richard Bolisay is assistant professor at University of the Philippines Film Institute. He obtained his master’s degree from University of Sussex, before which he has been a film critic for over a decade, with his essays on Philippine cinema published in print and online locally and abroad. A participant of both the Berlinale Talent Press and Locarno Critics Academy, he has served as jury member in film festivals in Manila, Jeonju, and Hong Kong.
Filikino is a non-profit film club that showcases classic and contemporary Filipino film. It is founded and curated by Anna de Guia-Eriksson.
Wavelength is a twice-monthly London-based screening series exploring creative documentary film practices.
This screening is supported by Urban Lab Films as part of the City, Essay, Film series at University College London: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/urban-lab
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
dir. JEWEL MARANAN
run-time. 125 mins