email Join our email list! divider Register Login cartCart
Icarus Film
Films from independent
producers worldwide.
32 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201divider(718) 488 8900
Celso and Cora
Directed by Gary Kildea
 Text Size  Increase Font Size   Decrease Font Size   divider Printable VersionPrintable Version

film still

CELSO AND CORA is a feature length documentary about a young couple and their two children living in a squatter settlement in the Philippines' capital, Manila.

Cora and Celso earn their living selling cigarettes outside a downtown hotel, in defiance of city regulations. The film follows their lives over a three month period, beginning with Cora's attempt to find a new room for the family after they have been evicted. Later, Celso and Cora face a crisis in their own relationship aggravated by the stresses of their daily lives.

Rather than just a report on poverty, this is a universal story of people experiencing everyday events with a mixture of humor, irritation, weariness, and courage.

"A vivid depiction of the human condition... The viewer aches to make a difference, to do something for these people, who have been brought to life by the skill and empathy of the filmmaker. Public and college library audiences will find much to ponder in this look at how the other three-quarters of the world lives."- William Ward, Booklist

"VALENCIA DIARY and CELSO AND CORA are the most scrupulous documentary studies there are of Philippine social life."- Robert Nery, Filmnews

"A rare documentary of high conscience, almost in a class of its own."- John Hinde, ABC Radio (Australia)

Grand Prize Winner, 1983 London Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary, 1983 Chicago Film Festival
1984 Biennial Film Prize Winner, Royal Anthropological Institute

109 minutes / Color
Release: 1983
Copyright: 1983

For colleges, universities, government agencies, hospitals and corporations

This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Anthropology, Asia, Cultural Anthropology, Economic Sociology, Economics, Family Relations, Philippines, Sociology, Southeast Asia, Urban Studies

Home | New | Titles | Subjects | Ordering   
About | Best Sellers | Filmmakers | Screenings   
  Follow Us! On...
Facebook Follow Icarus Films on Twitter Instagram Vimeo YouTube
Copyright (c) 2024, Icarus Films
Last Updated January 25, 2024 [Build 3.0.a060-d7]
Privacy Policy