Category: Brillante Mendoza

BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: ANAK

BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: ANAK

Shot during the Obando Fertility Rites

Director: Brillante Ma Mendoza
Scriptwriter: Arianna Martinez
Creative Consultant: Armando “Bing” Lao

Malaking biyaya na maituturing ang mabigyan sila ng anak na ipinagdarasal. Ngunit paano kung maglaro ang tadhana, at ang ngiting abot-langit ay mapalitan ng luhang walang kasing pait?

Abangan ang natatanging pagganap nina Romnick Sarmenta, Harlene Bautista, at Perla Bautista sa Brillante Mendoza Presents: Anak ngayong June 25 pagkatapos ng Lakbai sa TV5!

SYNOPSIS: An old barren couple goes to the Obando Fertility Rites to petition for a child. A few years later, the wife conceives miraculously despite her age, but undergoes a difficult pregnancy which is life threatening to both her and her unborn child. She suffers from hypertension and delivers prematurely, causing a huge risk to her newborn child. After a month of enduring the hardships of caring for a premature baby at the hospital, the couple are finally able to bring home their baby and become a family.

 

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Contemporary Philippine Cinema

Contemporary Philippine Cinema

MoMA presents a survey of Philippine film from around 2000 to the present, a period known as the Third Golden Age of Philippine cinema (following the first golden age, in the 1950s, and the second, from the 1970s to the early 1980s).

The Philippines’ current wave of sustained creativity is unusual in its diversity of genre and style, audacious formal experimentation, and multiplicity of personal, social, and political perspectives. Defying simple description, this dizzying array of distinct cinematic statements makes it an exceptionally unique, vibrant movement.

From Lav Diaz’s minimalist tales rendered at epic lengths or Brillante Mendoza’s gritty realist portrayals of the margins of society, to Raya Martin’s experimentation with storytelling and form, Ditsi Carolino’s stark documentaries following the disenfranchised, and Erik Matti’s riveting thrillers, contemporary Filipino filmmakers push cinematic boundaries and consider subjects as varied as colonial legacy, a decade of martial law, drugs, crime, corruption, fertility, and migrant workers. The exhibition includes 18 films by 13 directors.

Read A New Golden Age: Contemporary Philippine Cinema

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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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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: PANATA

Brillante Mendoza Presents: PANATA

PANATA
A Film for TV5 directed by BRILLANTE MENDOZA

Air Date: May 27, 2017 Saturday
Air Time: 9:30 PM

Trailer:

LOGLINE:
Panata is the story of Mario (King), a mask maker’s son, who performs the Moriones Lenten rites for his father’s return amidst an impending rebellion during Martial Law.

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
Mario and his best friend, Toto, are witnesses to the brutal and unjust arrest of Mario’s father, Tasyo, a suspected rebel, during the early years of Martial Law. The desperate longing leads Mario and his mother, Azon, to devote and surrender themselves to a higher power and perform various Catholic rites and rituals for the family patriarch’s return.

Years of prayer and devotion have passed, still no father is found. Mario takes his father’s roles as breadwinner, mask maker, and rebel sympathiser. Later on, he is reunited with his childhood friend, Toto, now a student activist enlightened by higher ideologies in his studies. Exposed by the chaos brought about by the Marcos’ regime’s decline, Toto brings Mario news of the rebel group’s impending victory against the dictator and invites him to participate in a clandestine gathering in the mountains.

MARIO as Kristofer King | Jao Daniel Elamparo
AZON as Sue Prado
TASYO as Arnold Cruz Reyes
TOTO as Felix Artadi Roco | Vince Rillon
ISING as Jill Palencia Ibuyan | Crystal January Bravo
FERNANDO as Lou Veloso
ANDONG as EdwinNombre Pamaniän

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Scriptwriter: Kat Marasigan

BTS Photos https://www.facebook.com/katkat0000001/media_set?set=a.1539078806116382.1073741878.100000428312477&type=1
Creative Consultant: Armando Lao

Editor: Diego Marx Dobles
Director of Photography: Odie Flores
Production Designer: Ben Payumo

Line Producer: Carlo Camilo Valenzona
Production Manager: Antonette Maddela Perez
Camera Assistants: Benjie De Vera, Wally Bolanos, Joshua Reyles
Assistant Director: Charita Castinlag
Production Assistant: Christine Florendo
HMUA: Ruffa Zuueta

 

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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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WATCH | Sinag Maynila entries reflect ‘Pinoy themes with international appeal’

WATCH | Sinag Maynila entries reflect ‘Pinoy themes with international appeal’

By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
March 10, 2017 · 12:00 pm

 

Now on its third year, the Sinag Maynila film festival takes an ambitious leap forward as it presents entries that reflect Filipino culture but are thought-provoking enough for international audiences.

In coming up with the festival’s new tagline, “Sine Lokal, Pang-Internasyonal,” Sinag Maynila CEO and founder Wilson Tieng says “the upgraded mechanics for this season may have been a risky move, but we are very happy with the outcome and look forward to the reception of these films here and, of course, internationally.”

This year’s entries were personally handpicked by Tieng and renowned filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, Sinag Maynila’a festival director.

 

More on the article by clicking on the link below.

http://www.interaksyon.com/entertainment/watch-sinag-maynila-entries-reflect-pinoy-themes-with-international-appeal/

 

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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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