The Criterion Collection
José B. Capino is an associate professor of English and cinema and media studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Dream Factories of a Former Colony and a forthcoming study of politics in Lino Brocka’s films.
Gritty realism meets Hollywood-inspired melodrama in this portrait of urban poverty, seen through the eyes of star-crossed lovers.
By José B. Capino