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Philippine Cinema

Saturday, November 17, 1984
7:30 p.m.
9:25 p.m.
Moments in a Stolen Dream (Kung Mangarap Kat Magising)
Mike de Leon (Philippines,1977)

(Translation title: If You Dream and Wake Up.) "Mike de Leon subtly captures the ambiance of an upper-class campus setting as he shapes an illicit relationship between a young married woman (Hilda Koronel) and a student on holiday (Christopher de Leon). They each look upon the affair as a temporarily safe refuge from other pressures without the illusion that it has the possibility of lasting. She is stifled by her bourgeois marriage and by the macho posturing of her husband. The student's musical talent pulls him in the direction of that line of study, while his father demands a more useful degree in biology. The drama has force and rightness while still maintaining a sense of humor, and transcends a familiar storyline with personable and convincing performances." The Film Center

• Directed by Mike de Leon. With Hilda Koronel, Christopher de Leon. (1977, 100 mins, In Tagalog with English titles, 35mm, Color, Print from British Film Institute's National Film Archive with permission of Pierre Rissient)