Category: 2017

Brillante joins Cannes 70th anniversary photo call

Brillante joins Cannes 70th anniversary photo call

Brillante Ma Mendoza stands behind Monica Bellucci and Benicio Del Toro at the 70th anniversary photo call. (Photo credits: Philippine Daily Inquirer)

 

Organizers describe it as “quite a family portrait.” This photo call to end all photo calls was organized to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.

For this “exceptional” photo call, 113 screen luminaries from all over the globe were invited “to pay tribute to the fest”: former Palme d’Or winners (who were seated in the front row, of course), best actor and actress recipients, past and present jury members and renowned guests.

Representing the Philippines is filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza, who won best director in Cannes for “Kinatay” in 2009.

Mendoza joined Hollywood/world cinema stars Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron, Benicio Del Toro, Elle Fanning, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Monica Bellucci, Salma Hayek, Shu Qi, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, and acclaimed filmmakers Jane Campion, Pedro Almodovar, Michael Haneke, Bille August, Dario Argento, Costa-Gavras, Oliver Stone, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Sofia Coppola. Say fromage (cheese)! —BAYANI SAN DIEGO JR.

 

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Patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français

Patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français

Brillante Mendoza is the 2017 patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français (formerly known as the Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde). This choice shows the Institut français’s commitment to cultural diversity and dialogue, which are central to its activities.

Brillante Mendoza, who follows in the footsteps of Jia Zhang-Ke, is one of Asia’s most renowned contemporary filmmakers, and has won awards at the Festival de Cannes. He will support the directors and producers taking part in La Fabrique Cinéma at Cannes by helping them to develop and finalize their first and second feature film projects.

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BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: PANATA (BTS)

BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: PANATA (BTS)

Sneak peak of the latest BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: PANATA written by Kat Marasigan to air this MAY 27 (SATURDAY) 10:30PM only on TV5.

 Cast includes Kristofer King, Felix Roco, Sue Prado, Arnold Reyes, Lou Veloso, Edwin Nombre,      Onyl Torres, and Ryan Sandoval.

#BrillanteMendozaPresents #PANATA #TV5

(Second to the left) Assistant Director Charita Castinlag giving instruction.

(L-R) Indie actor Kristofer King plays Mario opposite is Jill Palencia who plays as Ising.

(L-R) Direk Brillante Mendoza instructs Kristofer King.

(Right) With cinematographer Odyssey Flores.

In between takes, the centurion with the military.

(L-R) Sue Prado as Azon and Arnold Reyes as Tasyo. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

(L-R) Sue Prado and Kristofer King. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

(L-R) Felix Roco with Wardrobe head Bernie. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

(Left) Jao Elamparo as the Young Mario (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Sue Prado in action. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

With Direk Brillante Mendoza and his staff. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Arnold Reyes as Tasyo. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Arnold Reyes tries on a Morion Mask. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Lou Veloso delivering his line as Father Fernando. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

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BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: Pagtatapos (PRESS RELEASE)

BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: Pagtatapos (PRESS RELEASE)

 

Bilang pakikiisa sa Buwan ng Pagtatapos, malugod na inihahandog ng TV5 ang isa na namang obra maestra mula sa isang alagad ng sine at pelikula, ang Brillante Mendoza Presents: Pagtatapos na mapapanuod ngayong ika 22 ng Abril, Sabado 9:30 ng gabi.

Ang kwento ay iikot sa karakter ni Shaira, isang teenager at ang kanyang masalimuot na pakikipagsapalaran sa lipunan bilang anak, estudyante at kabataan. Itatampok din ang madalas na pagpapakita sa kanya ni Maria Makiling dahilan upang piliin niya ito bilang paksa sa Thesis.\

Payak man ang istorya, hindi naman maipagkakaila ang maigting nitong mensahe na nais ibahagi sa mga manunuod. Sinasalamin ng “Pagtatapos” ang ilang realidad sa buhay ng mga kabataan at ang mahalagang papel ng mga magulang sa paghubog at paggabay sa kanila patungo sa tamang landas.

Sa muli, maituturing itong isa na namang tagumpay para sa TV5 at sa layunin nitong maghatid dekalibreng palabas na kapupulutan ng aral ng mga kabataan.

Cast:

  1. SHAIRA – Gabby Padilla
  2. RAYMOND (Shaira’s Father) – Nonie Buencamino
  3. HELEN(Shaira’s Mother) – Shamaine Buencamino
  4. ANGELI (Shaira’s Teacher) – Raquel Villavicencio
  5. SIR MELVIN – Nonoy Froilan
  6. INA – Olivia Bugayong
  7. MARIA MAKILING – Joni Galeste
  8. JUAN (Maria’s Partner) – Ian Ocampo
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Brillante Mendoza at Sinag Maynila 2017 Closing Ceremony

Brillante Mendoza at Sinag Maynila 2017 Closing Ceremony

The awards night of the Sinag Maynila 2017 film festival was held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura on March 12, Sunday.

Right after the awards night, South Korean film “Walking Street” was screened as the closing film of Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2017.

Among the attendees were Sinag Maynila Founder Wilson Tieng, Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza,Walking Street” director Lee Sang Woo together with Lee Song Lee, Mendoza’s protégés Daniel Palacio, Nimrod Sarmiento and Conan Altatis, Full-length category jury members: French film critic Max Tessier (head of the jury), FDCP Chair Liza Diño Seguerra, Filipino film critic Oggs Cruz, and director Paul Soriano, who judged the Shorts and Documentary finalists. The  other two Shorts and Documentary jurors are professor Rolando Tolentino and critic Patrick Flores who . ” #SineLokalPangInternasyonal #SinagMaynila2017 

 

Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza with Sinag Maynila Founder Wilson Tieng and SM SVP for Marketing and Communications Ms. Millie Dizon announces the best film award. (Photo Courtesy: Sinag Maynila) 

 

(L-R) Walking Street director Lee Sang Woo, Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza and actress Lee Song Lee

 

Sinag Maynila Festival Director is flocked by actor Vince Rillon, Walking Street Director Lee Sang Woo and actress Lee Song Yi

 

Ballet Manila gives a stunning and elegant performance to commence the Sinag Maynila Gabi ng Parangal

 

Ballet Manila delights its audience with their striking performance!

 

Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza with Jury Head Max Tessier

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners! (Photo credits: Sinag Maynila)

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hango
Avelino Mark Balmes, Jr.

BEST SHORT FILM
Aliens Ata
Glenn Karl Barit

SINAG BOX OFFICE AWARD
Bhoy Intsik
Joel Lamangan

SM PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Beyond the Block
Ricky Carranza

BEST SOUND
Kristo
Albert Michael Idioma

BEST MUSIC
Tu Pug Imatuy
Arbi Barbarona

BEST EDITING
Kristo
Diego Marx Dobles

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Tu Pug Imatuy
Bryan Jimenez and Arbi Barbarona

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Kristo
Arvin Rosendal

BEST SCREENPLAY 
Tu Pug Imatuy
Arnel Mardoquio

BEST DIRECTOR
Arbi Barbarona 
Tu Pug Imatuy

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
Julio Diaz
Kristo

BEST ACTRESS
Malona Sulatan
Tu Pug Imatuy

BEST ACTOR (tie)
Raymond “RS” Francisco
Bhoy Intsik

Kristofer King
Kristo 

BEST PICTURE
Tu Pug Imatuy

 

For more updates, visit Sinag Maynila official social media accounts: 

FACEBOOK: Sinag Maynila-  https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/

TWITTER: @sinagmaynila – https://twitter.com/sinagmaynila

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://sinagmaynila.com/

 

 

 

 

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Brillante Mendoza, Best Director at 2017 Malaysia Global Awards

Brillante Mendoza, Best Director at 2017 Malaysia Global Awards

World-renowned filmmaker Brillante Mendoza bags another achievement for his 2016 film Ma’Rosa at the 2017 Malaysia Global Awards.

The film is about Rosa (Jaclyn Jose),  a mother who runs a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of drugs on the side. It  also earned Mendoza the same award at the 54th Gijón International Film Festival last year. “Ma’ Rosa” was also selected to compete for the Palme d’Or trophy at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, with Jose eventually clinching the Best Actress award there.

Aside from Mendoza, Philippine-Malaysian film “Singing In Graveyards” also bagged the Best Film award at the Malaysian Global Awards.

See full list of winners here

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BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS “TSINOY”

BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS “TSINOY”

Hanggang saan ang kaya mong hamakin para ipaglaban ang isang bagay? Brillante Mendoza Presents: “TSINOY”, ngayong February 4, 9:30PM dito sa TV5. Under the direction of world-renowned filmmaker Brillante Mendoza.

 

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Written by Boots Agbayani Pastor

A young Tsinoy, the product of a common-law union between his Filipino mother and his pure Chinese father, earns the ire of his father when he fails to finish school within the prescribed time, the reason of which is blamed on his deep inclination to the Chinese martial art of wǔshī (lion dance).

When his father undergoes a medical operation and is confined at the hospital to recuperate, the young man makes up for his shortcomings by spending time with his father, in the process defining his relationship with his father’s original family: his submissive Chinese wife, their equally docile daughter, and their wayward eldest son.

His Filipina mother warms up to the original wife, and at the end of the day, when his father finally shows acceptance of his affinity to wǔshī, he also acknowledges his role as the son destined to take over the family business.

The relationship of a young TSINOY student, an ardent wǔshī (lion dance) performer, and his pure Chinese father is strained when the young man fails to graduate from school as expected. The young man makes amends during his father’s recovery period after a medical operation, and as he spends time with his father at the hospital, he defines the kind of relationship he has with his father’s first family and finally acknowledges his role as the son favored over the wayward eldest son to take over the business that is keeping both families alive.

“TSINOY” tells the story of how family ties come to the fore when the head of the family, a Chinese businessman, succumbs to an ailment and his two families—one Chinese, the other Filipino—attends to him, as seen through the point of view of the second son, a Tsinoy.

 

BTS & SNAP SHOTS
Location: Binondo, Manila
Jan. 9-10

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