Of the Flesh

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Karnal poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Written by Ricardo Lee
Teresita Añover Rodriguez
Starring Charito Solis
Cinematography Manolo Abaya
Cine Suerte
Release date
  • 25 December 1983 (1983-12-25)
Running time
123 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog

Of the Flesh (Tagalog: Karnal) is a 1983 Philippine drama film directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya.[1] The film was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]



Year Group Category Nominee Result
1983 Metro Manila Film Festival[3] Best Film Karnal Won
Best Sound Engineering Rudy Baldovino Won
Best Cinematography Manolo Abaya Won
Best Art Direction Fiel Zabat Won


  1. ^ "Karnal". Asian Cinevision. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1983". IMDB. Retrieved 9 April 2014.

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