Category: Brillante Mendoza

FDCP to push for Oscar nomination of ‘Ma’ Rosa’

FDCP to push for Oscar nomination of ‘Ma’ Rosa’

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) would help get the Brillante Ma Mendoza movie, “Ma’ Rosa,” nominated in the best foreign language film category of the 2017 US Academy Awards.

“Since the current thrust of the FDCP is to help in the marketing and distribution of local films, we have promised to help ‘Ma’ Rosa’ in its promotional campaign. I told Direk Brillante that the council would look into the proposal that his team presented,” said FDCP chair Liza Diño.

Diño also appealed to industry people and the private sector for help during the FDCP-organized “A Celebration of Philippine Cinema” on Tuesday night at the Cinematheque Center in Ermita, Manila.
Source: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/204545/film-council-to-push-for-oscar-nomination-of-ma-rosa#ixzz4PONhJRBc

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First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features (FRF) announces that it has acquired U.S. rights from Paris based Films Distribution for Brillante Mendoza’s critically acclaimed drama, “Ma’ Rosa.”

First Run Features is a theatrical and home video distributor that has released independent, documentary and foreign films in the United States since 1979.

The official Oscar entry from the Philippines, “Ma’ Rosa” tells the story of a poor family in Manila that sells drugs on the side to make ends meet, amidst the backdrop of police corruption.

FRF is planning a Spring 2017 release.

The deal was negotiated by Mauceri and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, partner and co-founder of Films Distribution.

FRF previously released Mendoza’s 2012 film “Captive,” based on the real-life kidnapping of 20 tourists from a luxury resort in the Philippines in 2001. The film starred Isabelle Huppert as one of the hostages.

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MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

AwardsCircuit.com ranked 30 of the 85 films submitted for Oscar consideration and the Philippine rep landed on the ninth spot.

“Ma’ Rosa” was included in the category Other Top-Tier Contenders, along with Mexico’s “Desierto,” Poland’s “The Lure,” Israel’s “Sand Storm” and Saudi Arabia’s “Barakah Meets Barakah.”

Read more: Oscars 2017

85 countries have submitted films for consideration in theForeign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant.

Ma’ Rosa, by Brillante Mendoza is Philippines’ entry.

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MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

“Ma’ Rosa” is currently showing at the 60th BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival in the United Kingdom, from Oct. 5 to 16. It is the only Filipino entry in the lineup included in the “Debate” section.

Ma’ Rosa, which won Jaclyn Jose the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was recently chosen as the Philippines’ official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category in the upcoming 2017 Oscars.

There are nine Filipino delegates to the 21st Busan International Film Festival (IFF)

*Read 9 PH films in Busan

Filipino films to be shown in A Window on Asian Cinema are: Brillante  Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa,” Ato Bautista’s “Expressway” and Anton Juan’s “Woven Wings of Our Children.”

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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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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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