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Directed by Lino Brocka
Produced by Ruby Tiong Tan
Screenplay by Mario O'Hara
Lamberto E. Antonio
Story by Mario O'Hara
Starring Hilda Koronel
Mona Lisa
Ruel Vernal
Rez Cortez
Marlon Ramirez
Music by Minda D. Azarcon
Cinematography Conrado Baltazar, F.S.C.
Edited by Augusto Salvador
Cinemanila Corporation
Release dates 1976
Running time 95 min
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog / Filipino

Insiang is a 1976 Filipino drama film directed by Lino Brocka, adapted from the teleplay of the same name by Mario O'Hara (who also co-wrote the screenplay), which tells of a young poverty-ridden woman who seeks revenge for those who have ruined her life. The film stars Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal and Rez Crotez. Insiang is the first Filipino film to enter the Cannes Film Festival.[1]


  • Hilda Koronel as Insiang
  • Mona Lisa as Tonya
  • Ruel Vernal as Dado
  • Rez Cortez as Bebot
  • Marlon Ramirez as Nanding
  • Nina Lorenzo as Ludy
  • Mely Mallari
  • Carpi Asturias as Karyas
  • George Atutubo
  • Eddie Pagayon
  • Joe Jardi
  • Danny Posadas
  • Estrella Antonio
  • Jimmy Calaguas
  • Belen Chicote
  • Tommy Yap
  • PETA Kalinangan Ensemble



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Critical response[edit]


Year Group Category Work Result
1976 Metro Manila Film Festival [2] Best Actress Hilda Koronel Won
Best Supporting Actor Ruel Vernal Won
Best Supporting Actress Mona Lisa Won
Best Cinematography Conrado Baltazar Won

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