Insiang (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

Insiang (1976)






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First Filipino film ever to screen officially at the Cannes Film Festival and directed by the legendary Lino Brocka - Insiang is the cuttingly powerful revenge story of a teenager in poverty raped by her mother's lover.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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On DVD: Sep 18, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Insiang

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

"Insiang" is as much a national captivity narrative as it is a very specific suffering-woman saga (with shades of the classic maternal melodrama).

Full Review… | October 27, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

This intense, furious melodrama, by the Filipino director Lino Brocka, fuses its narrative energy with documentary veracity.

Full Review… | October 26, 2015
New Yorker
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Lino Brocka's portrait of familial treachery and societal abandonment channels its melodrama through the filter of neorealism.

Full Review… | October 24, 2015
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Insiang


Peel away the $13 budget, the atrocious scoring and the unnecessarily long sequences shot inside a slaughterhouse and what you have left is a compelling story, nice direction and a couple of outstanding performances.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Powerful Shakesperean tragedy with the slums as the primary setting in this Brocka film. "Insiang" is the evidence that Lino Brocka is a master, not only of Philippine cinema, but of opening sequences.

Ivan Descartin

Super Reviewer

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