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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

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 are bound for Bicol to fulfill their return service after finishing their medical studies as scholars of the Department of Health (DOH) Doctors to the Barrio (DTTB) program.

Shooting dates: Sept. 20, 24,25 and 28

Location: Manila and Tanay Rizal

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3 works by Brillante Mendoza at the The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York

3 works by Brillante Mendoza at the The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York

Filipino film classics will be screened at the The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York this June

3 works by Brillante Mendoza will be screened, including the film that won Jaclyn Jose a Best Actress trophy at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, “Ma’ Rosa.” Ma’ Rosa

MoMA has selected 18 films by 13 directors for the month-long event. In the lineup are works by critically acclaimed directors Lav Diaz, Raya Martin, Brillante Mendoza, and more.

Read more http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/content/609683/films-from-third-golden-age-of-phl-cinema-to-be-screened-at-moma/story/

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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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ARAW Values Awards, 2 Gold 1 Platinum

ARAW Values Awards, 2 Gold 1 Platinum

The Advertising Foundation of the Philippines, or Ad Foundation, is the industry’s social development institution and advocacy body. Dubbed as its “social conscience”, the non-partisan Ad Foundation also serves as the “3rd Peg of Self-Regulation” tasked to promote the industry’s concept and precepts of Self-Regulation for reliable and truthful advertising and marketing communications as well as its social responsibility of benefit to community, people and even country.

On Nov. 29

2 Projects Won Directed by Brillante Mendoza

1. #Pagpupugay

2. #WhatisMotherhood

2016 ARAW Values Awards Winners for Website and Social Media Read the full list here > http://arawvaluesawards.com/index.php/list-of-winners

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Palace releases Brillante Mendoza-made TV ads in anti-drug campaign

Palace releases Brillante Mendoza-made TV ads in anti-drug campaign

The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) launches on national television its anti-drug campaign videos made by award-winning film director Brillante Mendoza.

The TV ads focus on how drug abuse ruins family ties.

Just like his critically acclaimed films, Mendoza’s anti-drug ads depicted a hopeless world for drug users and pushers.

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Award-winning director covers DU30’S SONA

Award-winning director covers DU30’S SONA

The State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte tackled numerous topics, starting with previous governments faults to unilateral ceasefire and human rights, even global warming.

But the highlight of the president’s SONA was none other than crimes, most specifically drugs, the pushers and users. And how the drug lords aren’t here in the country but outside the Philippines. He talked about programs that would help stop the use of drugs, stating that, “The reservists will be mobilized for information campaign against drug use and the dissemination of information regarding drug rehabilitation programs being offered by the government.”

From the moment he started campaigning to the present time, drug related stories have been all over the news. With that being said, acclaimed director, fresh from Cannes 2016 film festival, Brillante Mendoza stepped up and offered to cover the presidents SONA for free.

(Photo Courtesy of Carlo Valenzona)

His film Ma’Rosa, that bagged Jaclyn Jose her Best Actress award, can be related to what DU30 aims to resolve as one of this countries problem.

This years SONA is unlike any other, as the director said in his previous interviews that he wishes to show the real Duterte. Showing off some camera angles that caught a lot of the viewers attention, when asked about his chosen angles, Mendoza said, “It shows power, and we want to show power, we want to show a powerful president, di ba? Yun ang kanyang mensahe. That he’s in control and that he knows what he’s talking [about]. So pag ganun yung shot it means power. Maaaring hindi pa yun nakikita pero psychologically yun yung mararamdaman ng tao.”

(With his two assistants, Line Producer, Carlo Valenzona and Protege, Raymund Gutierrez)
(With his two assistants, Line Producer, Carlo Valenzona and Protege, Raymund Gutierrez)
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Ma ‘Rosa Premieres in Davao

Ma ‘Rosa Premieres in Davao

Ma ‘Rosa director Brillante Mendoza was joined by Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awardee, Jaclyn Jose and her daughter Andi Eigenmann, who also took the role of Jose’s daughter in the film, for the premiere in Davao. According to the award-winning director, the place and time of the premiere are very timely since the newly elected Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, is from the city. Since the film is about dealing and the use of illegal drugs and corruption, Mendoza feels that the right place to primarily promote the film is in Davao in the hopes of eradicating the said crimes.

The auteur director is known for filming movies that are based on a “found” or true story. He said that it is a very Filipino thing to be filial and to defy the laws for the sake of family members. It is disturbing as much as it is astonishing.

The movie actually lets the audience see, hear and feel the experience of people who are desperate to feed their family that is why they succumb to the Filipino saying “kapit sa patalim“, which basically means doing something unethical or illegal in virtue of an end that benefits the person who does the act.

Mendoza’s way of directing strips the actor off of everything he has learned to act more natural and vulnerable to all situations. The director is the only person to know when these situations are going to happen. This is how Brillante Mendoza captures the rawness of the characters’ emotions and dialogue. As he does not care much for particular dialogues, he does not give any copy of the script to the actors and just deliberately explain to them what is going to happen in every scene.

The film was well received in Davao as the Davaoeños have the strongest gut to lessen, if not remove, the bad elements in the society. The director feels blessed to have the government as a pillar of support on their advocacy to promote and support independent films. Ma ‘Rosa will be screening in cinemas nationwide on July 6.DavaoPremiere

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Homecoming Dinner for “Ma’Rosa”

Homecoming Dinner for “Ma’Rosa”

Fresh from the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the cast and crew of Ma’Rosa alongside 2016 Best Actress, Jaclyn Jose with director Brillante Mendoza arrived at the homecoming dinner held at Makati Shangri-La, Manila, May 25, Wednesday. The Dinner was headed by Wilson Tieng of Solar Entertainment who is also Mendoza’s partner in launching Sinag Maynila Film Festival which is on its 2nd year.

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(Raymund Gutierrez, Andi Eigenmann, Jaclyn Jose and Brillante Mendoza. Photo courtesy of Carlo Valenzona)

The celebrated director expressed his plan to enter “Ma’Rosa” at the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival this coming december. “I already asked the committee if it’s possible, sabi nila okay lang basta wag lang sila magkaroon ng commercial screening, any commercial screening before metro manila film festival,” remarked Mendoza.

“Imago” director and protégé of Mendoza, Raymund Ribay Gutierrez was among the only two filipinos to enter the film festival this year. His film was entered in the short film category, a story about a mother with a special child, who goes to her unusual work late at night.

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(Photo courtesy of Carlo Valenzona)

Jaclyn Jose talked about her experience when she encountered the artists that she looked up to like Kristen Dunst. She also added that she does not need a hero’s welcome because of the warm greetings of the Filipino people. Her role as Rosa, a store owner who sells drugs on the side with her husband (Julio Diaz) where she bested two of the “heavyweights” at the cannes film festival, namely Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard.

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(Cast and Crew of Ma’Rosa. Photo Coutesy of Rappler)

Daughter of Jose in real life who also acted alongside her in the film, Andi Eigenmann became emotional while talking to the press about her experiences at the film festival, “My time is over in showbiz and what Filipinos really look for is really different from what I can offer.” And further added, “Then, all of a sudden, I arrive in France where everybody there appreciates me and what I can do.” She also talked about her half-brother, Sid Lucero who won Best Actor at the 19th LA Comedy Festival for the movie Toto.

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Brillante Mendoza spotlights Filipino family’s poverty in Cannes film ‘Ma Rosa’

Brillante Mendoza spotlights Filipino family’s poverty in Cannes film ‘Ma Rosa’

CANNES — Against the glamorous backdrop of the French Mediterranean resort of Cannes, prolific Filipino director Brillante Mendoza’s latest offering at the world’s biggest film festival is an exploration into the difficult living conditions of a poor family in Manila.

“Ma’ Rosa,” which premiered this week at the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of Rosa Reyes (Jaclyn Jose), a woman who owns a sari-sari store in a poor neighborhood in Manila, making ends meet with her husband Nestor (Julio Diaz) by selling drugs.

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(Julio Diaz plays jaclyn Jose’s husband who got arrested by the corrupt police. Photo courtesy of www.mymovieworld.com)

Both are detained at a police station after their home is raided, leaving their three children to find the money needed to pay off corrupt police officers in order to free their parents.

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 (Feliz Roco, Andi Eigenmann and Jomari Angeles

Photo courtesy of www.mymovieworld.com)

“This situation is really happening back in the Philippines and it’s quite alarming because it comes to a way of life,” Mendoza told Reuters on Thursday.

“The small-time drug selling and all that is happening and it’s quite alarming and something needs to be done. That’s why I decided to make a story out of this situation.”

Mendoza believes the story has wider appeal as the Philippines is not the only country plagued by corruption.

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(Mark Anthony Fernandez as a police officer. Photo courtesy of www.mymovieworld.com)

“It’s a painful truth,” the filmmaker said. “There is a lot of bigger corruption that is happening all over the world maybe on a different scale.”

“Ma’ Rosa” is among 21 films competing for the festival’s coveted top Palme d’Or prize, which will be awarded on Sunday.

Mendoza, 55, who previously won the best director award at Cannes in 2009 for “Kinatay,” said that showcasing a film in the festival’s main film competition would help get the world to think about the topics of the film.

“This is where the whole world, you know, watch films from different walks of life and from different parts of the world,” he said. — Reuters

(Source: www.gmanetwork.com)

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