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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

MAY 21, 1991: LINO BROCKA KILLED IN CAR CRASH



May 21, 1991---
Award-winning Filipino Director Lino Brocka, 52 met an untimely death in a car accident yesterday morning. The accident happened at about 1:30 a.m. along
East Avenue in Quezon City, just a block away from the PLDT office. Brocka and his companion, actor William Lorenzo, were on their way home to Tandang Sora in Quezon City when Lorenzo’s 1991 Toyota Corolla rammed into a concrete electric post. Brocka and Lorenzo just came from the Spindle Music Lounge on Tomas Morato Avenue where they watched the show of Malu Barry, a sultry singer cast by Brocka in one of his new films, Bonanza’s
Kislap sa Dilm.

Police said Lorenzo avoided a tricycle that suddenly crossed their path, only to see two people crossing the street. Lorenzo tried to avoid hitting the pedestrians and ran smack into the post.

Brocka was declared dead on arrival at the East Medical Center while Lorenzo, although still in critical condition, was declared out of danger by doctors. The car was a total wreck.

At the time of his death, Brocka was preparing to leave for Culion, Palawan to shoot his newest movie, Huwag Salingin ang Sugat Ko, first offering of businessman Vic Tan’s Goldi Pictures which Brocka helped put up. The movie, topbilled by Christopher de Leon and Dina Bonnevie, was inspired by Noli Me Tangere, with Ricky Lee as scriptwriter. Besides the currently showing drama, Sa Kabila ng Lahat, Brocka had two other unreleased films, Bonanza’s Kislap Sa Dilim, starring Lorna Tolentino, Christopher de Leon and Gabby Concepcion, with three more shooting days to go and Regal’s Makiusap Ka Sa Diyos, starring Christopher de Leon and Ruffa Gutierrez.

Following his wish, Brocka’s remains will be cremated.

Ricky Lo/ Philippine Star/ May 22, 1991

See The Films of Lino Brocka
See Phillip Salvador: Brocka's Prized Protege
See Setting of a Brocka Film
See Brocka Etal

Brocka's last three movies---

Sa Kabila ng Lahat (1991)- Stars Ronaldo Valdez, Mark Gil, William Lorenzo, Celeste Legaspi, Tonton Gutierrez, Nanette Medved and Dina Bonnevie/ Directed by Lino Brocka



Kislap sa Dilim (1991)- Stars Christopher de Leon, Lorna Tolentino and Gabby Concepcion/ with Charito Solis, Gloria Romero and Malu Barry/ Directed by Lino Brocka


Makiusap Ka Sa Diyos (1991)- Stars Christopher de Leon, Gabby Concepcion, Gloria Romero, Maricel Laxa, Cris Villanueva and Ruffa Gutierrez/Directed by Lino Brocka

1 comment:

wayne moises said...

He is the multi-awarded film director/producer and author in Filipino films during the 1970's and 1980's era and political opponent of the Marcos regime and supported the opposition against the government become an agitator and supporter of Corazon Aquino after EDSA revolution until died in car accident in 1991 remains a popular icons in Filipino history. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

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