Category: Brillante Mendoza

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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Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections

Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections

The Tokyo International Film Festival & the Japan Foundation has join three excellent directors, Mendoza (Philippines), Yukisada (Japan) and Kulikar (Cambodia) to create an omnibus film called “Reflections”. The film will highlights the theme of “living in Asia,” with three works that depict the lives of characters who journey between Japan and Cambodia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

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Watch and read more at https://asianfilmfestivals.com/2016/09/13/reflections-mendoza-yukisada-kulikar-poster-trailer/

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New Brillante Mendoza work to screen at Tokyo film fest

New Brillante Mendoza work to screen at Tokyo film fest

Brillante Mendoza’s #SHINIUMA (Dead Horse) is part of the Asian Three-Fold 2016: Reflections film series co-produced by the Tokyo International Film Festival and Japan Foundation Asia Center.

Mendoza’s “Shiniuma (Dead Horse)” which stars Lou Veloso, tells the story of an illegal Filipino immigrant in Japan who returns to his homeland for the first time in decades after being deported.

Watch and read more at http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/09/20/16/new-brillante-mendoza-work-to-screen-at-tokyo-film-fest

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The Met and the Moving Image

The Met and the Moving Image

The art of filmmaking takes the spotlight with a well-curated showcase featuring the works of an internationally acclaimed storyteller.

Manila’s home of contemporary art opened its doors to the public on Oct. 3, 1976 with an awe-inspiring preamble featuring art pieces from Europe and the US. More than 400 successfully mounted exhibitions after, the Met can now be considered as one of Manila’s premier museums of modern art.

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Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/the-met-and-the-moving-image/

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Brillante Mendoza film picked as Philippine entry to 2017 Oscars

Brillante Mendoza film picked as Philippine entry to 2017 Oscars

MANILA – The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) has chosen Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” as the official entry of the Philippines to the 2017 Academy Awards.

It was chosen to vie for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards, which is slated to happen on February 27, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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Read more at http://expatmedia.net/2016/09/15/brillante-mendoza-film-picked-philippine-entry-2017-oscars/

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MET launches exhibition on int’lly-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza

MET launches exhibition on int’lly-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza

Internationally-acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza is part of the first of a series of exhibitions lined up in the last quarter of the year to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Manila’s 40th anniversary.

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Brillante Mendoza: A Contemporary Filipino Filmmaker showcases the full length films, documentaries and other productions like television commercials that have made Mendoza the celebrated filmmaker that he is today. This collection is complemented by film posters and video production equipment that the director himself designed and utilized in his work. Curated by Prof. Leo Abaya, this exhibition is organized in partnership with SM and Center Stage Productions, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Epson Philippines, PowerMac Center, Max’s Restaurant and Manny O Wines. The exhibition will be on view from September 5 to October 1, 2016.

Read more at http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/237734/met-launches-exhibition-on-intlly-acclaimed-director-brillante-mendoza

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9 PH films being considered for Oscars

9 PH films being considered for Oscars

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Several Pinoy films have already been shortlisted from which one will be submitted to represent the country in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards happening on Feb. 26, 2017.

These are: Gil Portes’ “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli,” Jun Lana’s “Anino sa Likod ng Buwan,” Erik Matti’s “Honor Thy Father,” Paul Soriano’s “Dukot,” Eduardo Roy, Jr.’s “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” Joel Lamangan’s “Felix Manalo,” Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis,” Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” and Roderick Cabrido’s “Tuos.”
Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/9-ph-films-being-considered-for-oscars/

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Brillante Mendoza: A Retrospective Exhibit

Brillante Mendoza: A Retrospective Exhibit

Brillante Mendoza has been known for having etched out a Filipino space in the global landscape of cinema, now the Metropolitan Museum of Manila hosts his very first local retrospective exhibit.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Manila held an exclusive preview of the Brillante Mendoza: A Contemporary Filipino Filmmaker exhibit last Saturday, September 3, 2016. This exhibit is a part of the museum’s celebration of its 40th anniversary, which will feature further exhibitions that aim to commemorate the development of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Art Collection, among many others.

Read more at http://ph.asiatatler.com/arts-culture/arts/brillante-mendoza-a-retrospective-exhibit

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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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