Lino Brocka Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 April 1939Pilar, Sorsogon, Luzon, Philippines
Date of Death 22 May 1991Quezon City, Metro Manila, Luzon, Philippines  (road accident)
Birth NameCatalino Ortiz Brocka

Mini Bio (1)

Lino Brocka is a Philippine director who gained attention in the international film community for his films about the Marcos dictatorship. He's is most famous for the film Insiang which was well received in Cannes.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (6)

Uncle of director Q. Allan Brocka.
When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent missionaries to the country of the Phillipines, Lino Broka was one of the first converts, earning him forever a place in LDS history and film history. Although he was not an active church-goer in his latter life, one of his films drew on his missionary experiences in a Hawaiian leper colony. When one considers his themes, it is clear that his films were deeply influenced by many Latter-day Saint values, even while portraying and accepting some non-LDS values.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986
A National Artist in the Philippines. It was given in 1997, six years after his death.
A Ramon Magsaysay awardee (1985). He was honored for Journalism, Literature, and the Creative Communication Arts. The award is annually given to Asian individuals and organizations for achieving excellence in their respective fields.
With other activists including close friend Behn Cervantes, he was arrested and detained in the 70s for his anti martial-law sentiments against Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

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