Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Alpha: The Right to Kill’ makes Philippine premiere; List of cinemas released

Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Alpha: The Right to Kill’ makes Philippine premiere; List of cinemas released

The red carpet premiere of Brillante Mendoza’s film “Alpha: The Right to Kill” took place at the new Director’s Club Cinema at The Podium in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 11, 2019. Joining the Cannes Film Festival 2009 Best Director at the event were the film’s scriptwriter Troy Espiritu and lead actors Allen …

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Paulo Coelho: ‘Kinatay’ has great screenplay, director, actors

Paulo Coelho: ‘Kinatay’ has great screenplay, director, actors

“Kinatay” (Butchered) was released in 2009 but Paulo Coelho was able to watch it only recently. On December 28, 2018, the Brazilian lyricist and novelist best known for his novel “The Alchemist” took to Twitter to praise the film that made Brillante Mendoza the first Filipino filmmaker to win Prix de la Mise en Scene …

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Hilom, A film by Brillante Mendoza about Doctors to the Barrio

Hilom, A film by Brillante Mendoza about Doctors to the Barrio

HILOM is a film about Doctors to the Barrio produced by the Department of Health Directed by Brillante Mendoza and Written by Boots Agbayani-Pastor *Updated as of December 1, 2018 Starring Julia Montes and Kean Cipriano. Elenita “Doc Ellen” Sancho-Peralta M.D. and Alexander “Doc Alex” Peralta M.D., both 27, are a newly married couple who …

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Brillante Mendoza is Jury Member in CAIRO

Brillante Mendoza is Jury Member in CAIRO

In this years edition of Cairo International Film Festival, Brillante Mendoza is a jury member, happening on November 20-29, 2018. The jury president is Danish film director Bille August, one of the very few people who received the Palme d’Or award twice. Sixteen films will be viewed by the international jury members composed of: Brillante Mendoza …

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Brillante Mendoza, Lav Diaz, Kidlat Tahimik collaborate in omnibus film ‘Lakbayan’

Brillante Mendoza, Lav Diaz, Kidlat Tahimik collaborate in omnibus film ‘Lakbayan’

For the first time, Brillante Mendoza, Lav Diaz and Kidlat Tahimik collaborated in one film. The omnibus project of the three legendary filmmakers of the Philippines is titled “Lakbayan” (Journey). The three parts of “Lakbayan” are titled “Defocado” (Defocused), “Hugaw” (Dirt) and “Lakaran ni Kabunyan” (Kabunyan’s Journey). They were all filmed in the Philippines in …

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Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Alpha, The Right to Kill’ to make world premiere at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018

Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Alpha, The Right to Kill’ to make world premiere at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018

Written by Troy Espiritu and directed by Brillante Mendoza, “Alpha, The Right to Kill” will make its world premiere in the 66th edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival, which runs September 21-29, 2018. The film stars Allen Dizon, Elijah Filamor and Baron Geisler. Dizon plays P03 Moises Espino, a cold, ruthless and amoral non-commisioned police …

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Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

Raymund Ribay Gutierrez is the first Filipino director and screenwriter to compete for the Palme d’Or twice in the short film category at the Festival de Cannes. He is a graduate of Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop Batch 1 where he was awarded as best director for his film Anggulo. Gutierrez’s first short film Imago (2016), received a nomination for …

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Brillante Mendoza Film Foundation

Brillante Mendoza Film Foundation

Film is a potent medium in the exchange of ideas, information, and experiences, regardless of one’s stature in life. Film does not discriminate; one can live in a Third World or developing country, and still feel the need for art film to enrich his mind, knowledge, dignity, and humanity. Film is a major form of …

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Brillante Mendoza protege goes to Cannes

Brillante Mendoza protege goes to Cannes

Young Filipino filmmaker Raymund Ribay Gutierrez returns to Cannes, where his latest work, “Judgement,” will vie for the top honor in the short film competition. It’s Gutierrez’s second time to compete in the world’s glitziest festival, since his debut, “Imago,” which was also part of the short film tilt in 2016. Gutierrez, who is a …

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Brillante Mendoza’s AMO premieres April 9 on Netflix

Brillante Mendoza’s AMO premieres April 9 on Netflix

Global streaming giant, Netflix has picked up drug war drama “AMO” as its first series from The Philippines. The show was produced by broadcaster TV5 and directed by Brillante Mendoza.Netflix will roll it out worldwide from April 9, 2018. AMO tells the story of Joseph, a high school student who starts out as a small-time …

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