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 a writer, editor, and film critic based in Manila. His essays on cinema, music, and popular culture have appeared in various local and international publications.Filikino
is a non-profit film club that showcases classic and contemporary Filipino film. It is founded and curated by Anna de Guia-Eriksson.www.filikino.comWavelength
is a twice-monthly London-based screening series exploring creative documentary film practices.
This screening is supported by Film Hub London
and Urban Lab Films
as part of the City, Essay, Film series at University College London: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/urban-lab