Celso and Cora

Australia, 1983

Film
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A film in the mode of direct cinema which follows the lives, over a three month period, of a young couple and their two children living in a squatter settlement in Manila. A succession of long “takes” is edited as fragments in the lives of the subjects. Begins with Cora’s attempt to find a new room for the family after they have been evicted from the previous home. Lately Celso and Cora face a crisis in their own relationship aggravated by the stresses of their daily life. Made by Gary Kildea with the local collaboration of Rowena Katalingkasan. Tagalog (Filipino) dialogue, English subtitles.

Credits

production company

Australian Film Commission

N-AV Productions

producer/director

Gary Kildea

Duration

01:44:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016534

Language

Tagalog

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Children - Philippines

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - Asia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Philippines

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Philippines - Social life and customs

Crafts & Visual Arts → Documentary photography

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Manila (Philippines) - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philippines - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Slums

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Philippines

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Asia

Foreign language films

Places → Philippines

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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