Insiang (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Insiang (1978)





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In a slum in Manila, gentle Insiang washes clothing for a living, while enduring non-stop harassment by her mother. When she is raped by her disagreeable mother's equally disagreeable lover, she sets herself on a subtle course of revenge. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
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All Critics (4)

It's rough, but not necessarily raw, for every image and rhythm feels perfectly calibrated.

Full Review… | April 8, 2016
The Film Stage

Such an unforgiving vision of urban poverty justifies the excesses in this domestic drama.

Full Review… | November 19, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Filipino film set in a shantytown where poverty breeds anger, hatred, and violence in its residents.

Full Review… | October 14, 2006
Spirituality and Practice

Just as its intro's slaughterhouse apparatus violently destroys pigs, so too does the crushing poverty of the Philippines crush the titular heroine of Insiang.

Full Review… | September 27, 2006
Slant Magazine

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