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Brillante Mendoza, HISTORY Maker Awardee

Brillante Mendoza, HISTORY Maker Awardee

Manila makes History again at the History Con 2017.

Precluding the official closing ceremony, as part of HISTORY’s 10th anniversary celebration in Asia, Filipino luminaries were honoured for their significant contributions to the nation’s life and culture with the inaugural HISTORY Maker Awards. The award ceremony was ignited with the stellar attendance of the awardees, namely Ryan Cayabyab, Brillante Mendoza, Romi Garduce, Reinabelle Reyes, Anne Curtis, members of the Himalayan Adventure Team, Illac Diaz, Hidilyn Diaz, and Pia Wurtzbach.

HISTORY Con 2017, the world-class entertainment convention was brought to life in Manila for the second year, which housed a host of exhibitions and activities for all ages and interests, from automotive fans and aspiring chefs to history buffs and sports enthusiasts, saw thousands thronging to see their favourite HISTORY® and FYI® celebrities; including professional freestyle basketball dunker Jordan Kilaganon, the world’s most extraordinary professional competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi, as well as Captain of the U.S. Navy and NASA Astronaut Barry E. Willmore.

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Brillante Mendoza directs Duterte’s SONA production again pro bono

Brillante Mendoza directs Duterte’s SONA production again pro bono

Martin Andanar, Brillante Mendoza
Martin Andanar, Brillante Mendoza

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has tapped Brillante Mendoza to direct the production of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) for the second time. Like in 2016, the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Best Director is offering his service again pro bono.

 

At first, Andanar was hesitant to ask Mendoza again to direct the SONA production. The PCOO Secretary thought the director would charge a huge talent fee.

 

On July 17, Mendoza conducted his first ocular inspection at the Batasang Pambansa compound. The director and his team will occupy one of the booths in the area, where a mini studio had been set up.

 

On July 20, Duterte started rehearsing his second SONA. He will deliver his speech without a teleprompter as he had to resort to ad libs after having trouble reading his speech from the device in 2016.

 

Mendoza received the copy of Duterte’s SONA 2017 speech on July 24, Monday, hours before the President delivers it. The director reviewed the speech to decide the portions where he can show photos related to the topic.

 

Duterte is expected to arrive at the Batasang Pambansa at around 3:30 pm and deliver his second SONA at 4:00 p.m. The theme of his speech is “A Comfortable Life for All.”

 

In Duterte’s SONA 2017, he is expected to submit the 3.767 trillion pesos national budget proposed by his administration for 2018. Much of the budget will be allotted for education, health care and infrastructure development.

 

To follow security measures and maintain the solemnity of the occasion, no camera operators are allowed on the floor of the Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa. Mendoza will use 16 to 18 cameras including a robotic camera as well as long-range, zoom cameras to be positioned in front of the podium.

 

The PCOO will assign sign language interpreter for those with hearing impairment. Former president Benigno Aquino III will not attend the event like in 2016.

 

In 2016, Andanar was one of the students of the third installment of Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop (BMFW). Among his classmates were Daniel Palacio, Vanju Alvaira, Amen Clavio, Nimrod Sarmiento, Dexter Macaraeg, Adrianne Mendoza, Noel Perez and Conan Altatis.

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Brillante Mendoza, Lav Diaz join Academy Class of 2017

Brillante Mendoza, Lav Diaz join Academy Class of 2017

Internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmakers Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz are among the 774 new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Hailing from 57 countries, the new members bring the organization’s Class of 2017 to a total of approximately 8,500 members.

This is part of the move of the AMPAS to promote diversity among its members. Currently, 13 percent of the members are people of color (POC), an increase from 11 percent in 2016 and 8 percent in 2015.

“We are not looking to increase membership,” outgoing AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement obtained by Deadline. “The goal is instead to increase a diverse membership that represents us around the world.”

There are more than 20 Asians among the new AMPAS members, including Gal Gadot, B.D. Wong, Donnie Yen, Ming-Na Wen, Fan Bingbing, Johnnie To, Tony Leung, Peter Ho-sun Chan, Ann Hui, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Maggie Cheung, Aamir Khan, Irrfan Khan, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone and Tran Anh Hung. Mendoza and Diaz are the only new members from the Philippines.

Since 1953, the Philippines has been submitting an entry to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but has yet to receive a nomination. Both Mendoza and Diaz have one film submitted as an entry.

In 2014, Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” (Norte, the End of History) was submitted as the Philippine entry to the 87th Academy Awards. The film starred Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Angelina Kanapo, Soliman Cruz, Mae Paner and Hazel Orencio.

In 2016, the Philippines submitted Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” to the 89th Academy Awards. The film starred Jaclyn Jose along with Julio Diaz, Felix Roco, Andi Eigenman, Jomari Angeles, Baron Geisler, Neil Ryan Sese, Mercedes Cabral, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Mon Confiado, Maria Isabel Lopez and Vince Rillon.

Both “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” and “Ma’ Rosa” were featured at the Cannes Film Festival. Diaz’s film was screened at the Un Certain Regard section in 2013 while Mendoza’s film made Jose the first Southeast Asian recipient of the Best Actress award from the prestigious annual film festival in Cannes, France in 2016.

Check the full list of the Academy Class of 2017 members here.

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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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