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First Filipina to win Best Actress at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

First Filipina to win Best Actress at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

The 52-year-old veteran actress, Jaclyn Jose won best actress for her role in Brillante Mendoza’s film, “Ma’Rosa.” Among her other contenders were Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart.

“I am so surprised. I just went to have the red carpet walk with my daughter, my real-life daughter and my daughter in the movie also,” Jose said as she accepted the award on Sunday, referring to her daughter Andi Eigenmann. “To Cannes, thank you so much, thank you to the jury, thank you that you liked our film.”

Actress Jaclyn Jose, left, hugs actress Andi Eigenmann, centre, after winning the Best Actress award for the film Ma' Rosa, at the awards ceremony at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
(Veteran actress, Jaclyn Jose hugs her daughter in real life, Andi Eigenmann while Director Brillante Mendoza applauds. Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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(Photo Courtesy of Manila Bulletin)

Her role is a mother who is a store owner and sells drugs on the side with her husband (Julio Diaz) to make ends meet, when they get arrested, the entire family becomes desperate to buy her freedom from corrupt police.

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(Ma’Rosa cast and crew at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Photo Courtesy Ma’Rosa facebook page)

“It happened, that’s why it had to be told,” the acclaimed director remarked, who is known for tackling dark social issues in his films.

“As an artist, as a filmmaker, you have to share it with the rest of the world for them to realize and also for them to think about it, that such situation should not happen,” he added.  In 2009, Brillante Mendoza became the first Filipino to win best director for his film, “Kinatay.”

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Brillante Mendoza commends his stars for his 69th film entry at the Cannes Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza commends his stars for his 69th film entry at the Cannes Film Festival

Naging guest of honor ang multi-awarded director na si Brillante Mendoza sa Europe Day reception upang i-celebrate ang 25th anniversary ng European Union Delegation in the Philippines.

Ang partnership celebration ng Europe at Philippines ay ginanap kamakailan sa Dusit Thani Hotel sa Makati. Pinili si Direk Brillante upang i-launch ang mobile application ng EU Delegation to the Philippines dahil sa kanyang contribution sa kultura.

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(Head of delegations, Ambassador Franz Jenssen with renowned director Brillante Mendoza – Photo by Carlo Camilo Valenzona)

Bago nagtungo ng France ay nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Direk Brillante tungkol sa kanyang bagong pelikulang Ma’ Rosa na napili para sa main competition ng 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Ang world premiere ng Ma’ Rosa ay gaganapin on May 18 sa prestigious film fest na tatakbo mula May 11-22, 2016.

Ito ay fourth entry ni Direk Brillante na pumasok sa competition ng Cannes. Una siyang nag-compete noong 2008 para sa Serbis. Nang sumunod na taon, nakuha niya ang Best Director award para sa Kinatay. Last year, ang Yolanda movie niya na Taklub (starring Nora Aunor) ay nakakuha ng Special Mention sa Ecumenical Jury Prize special category. Ang kanyang 2007 family drama na Foster Child ay napili for exhibition sa Directors’ Fortnight sidebar.

Ma’ Rosa takes place in the slums of Manila. A married couple (played by Jaclyn Jose and Julio Diaz) run a convenience store that sells illegal substances, particularly shabu (crystal meth). When the couple gets arrested in a buy-bust operation, their three children (Andi Eigenmann, Felix Roco, and Jomari Angeles) do everything they can to save them from corrupt cops.

It also stars Baron Geisler, Mon Confiado, Mercedes Cabral, Neil Ryan Sese, Maria Isabel Lopez, Allan Paule, Ruby Ruiz, and Mark Anthony Fernandez.

Please tell us something about your collaboration with the European Union.

Ibig sabihin po ba nito na pwede na rin kayong mag-shoot ng film sa Europe?

Direk Brillante: “Depende sa istorya, so far meron akong dalawang kwento na based sa Europe: isa sa Italy, kundi sa Europe, sa North America, isa rin sa Canada pero nasa proseso pa lang ito. It won’t be difficult for us to shoot there, kasi may supporta naman tayo sa European Union.”

Ano po yung feeling niyo na babalik muli kayo sa Cannes Film Festival?

Direk Brillante: “Well, siyempre masaya. Masaya ako na sasali muli ang mga pelikula ko sa Cannes Film Festival. Kasi alam naman nating kapag nagpupunta ako sa Cannes ay hindi ko lang naman dala-dala yung pelikula at sarili ko, siyempre buong Pilipinas ang dala-dala ko doon, dahil nire-represent ko yung Pilipinas somehow, sa mga kwento na gingawa ko, dahil tungkol ito sa mga Filipino.”

Tungkol saan ang Ma’ Rosa?

Direk Brillante: “Yung Ma’ Rosa ay tungkol sa mag-asawa—si Jaclyn Jose at si Julio Diaz–na nag-mamay-ari ng isang sari-sari store. Siguro dahil sa kahirapan, on-the-side, meron silang sideline na magbenta ng shabu na very rampant naman dito Pilipinas ngayon. Nagkaroon ng parang turuan at nahuli sila. Nagkaroon dito ng isang sitwasyon na kailangan nilang lumaya at bayaran ang kanilang kalayaan. At ang mga anak nila ang gumawa ng paraan para makalaya sila.”

Based on a true-to-life story po ba ang istorya ng Ma’Rosa?

Direk Brillante: “Oo, lahat naman ng mga ginagawa kong istorya ay base sa totoong kwento ng mga Filipino. Hindi lang naman ito, maging yung mga nauna kong films. Kasi sila ang reference ko, dun umiikot yung kwento ko, tungkol sa mga ordinaryong Pilipino na may ganitong klaseng buhay.”

Ano ang role ni Andi Eigenmann sa Ma’Rosa?

Direk Brillante: “Isa siya sa anak ni Jaclyn Jose at Julio Diaz dito sa Ma’ Rosa.”

How would you describe ang portrayal nilang dalawa bilang mag-ina sa pelikulang ito?

Direk Brillante: “Napakagaling nila! Napaka-natural na parang hindi sila umaarte at walang tension. Maganda yung collaboration nilang dalawa as actors. Hindi mo maiisip na mag-ina sila in real life.”

Bakit po Palit-Ulo ang title niya dati at napalitan ng Ma’ Rosa?

Direk Brillante: Palit-Ulo siya, kasi yun talaga yung sitwasyon. Nagtuturo ka, palit-ulo para makalaya ka. Kaya lang, since my films kasi have distributors abroad, pag na translate mo yung Palit-Ulo, it means ‘Trade-Off,’ masyado nang give-away yung kwento. Yung Ma’ Rosa ay isang pangalan. Kapag pangalan kasi ang title ng film sa Europe, mas gusto nila yun, kasi may mystery palagi. So pinalitan namin, para mas maging mysterious yung film.”

Hindi po ba kayo nahirapang i-shoot sina Andi at Jaclyn? Wala po bang clash na namagitan sa dalawa during the shoot?

Direk Brillante: “Wala naman! Maganda nga kasi natutuwa ako na first time nilang gumawa ng pelikulang magkasama, at sa pelikula ko pa ito. Kasi Jaclyn is a long time friend, si Andi naman, maliit palang yan ay kasa-kasama na ni Jaclyn pag pumupunta ako sa bahay nila.”

Ano ang gustong ipakita ng film ninyong Ma’ Rosa about drug pushing?

Direk Brillante: “Actually dito sa Pinas is very rampant ang drug addiction at nangyayari siya sa totoong buhay. I think, this is a wake-up call for our countrymen, for the people also na nasa gobyerno. Para maintindihan din natin na may nangyayaring ganito sa lipunan. Na hindi ito dapat tino-tolerate at hindi rin ito dapat gawing way of life. Dito sa pelikula ay pinakita ko na dapat ay maalaala natin na eto ay nangyayari at totoong nangyayari sa buhay natin at dapat ay may gawin tayong solusyon tungkol dito.”

(Article courtesy of www.pep.ph)
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Ma’Rosa cast and crew attends Europe Day

Ma’Rosa cast and crew attends Europe Day

The cast of Ma’Rosa, the official entry of Director Brillante Mendoza to the 69th Cannes Film Festival, attended Europe Day on May 5, thursday night, it is originally celebrated at the 9th of may, but due to the upcoming elections it was moved.

On its 25th anniversary the delegation of the European Union at Dusit Thani Hotel, Ayala Center Makati, Philippines, gave the acclaimed director recognition by Ambassador Franz Jenssen. Awarded for being one of the representatives of the Philippines at the Cannes Film Festival and for strengthening the ties of EU and the country.

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(Head of delegations, Ambassador Franz Jenssen with renowned director Brillante Mendoza – Photo by Carlo Camilo Valenzona)

“This is the first time that I had a collaboration with EU and I’m very glad that they got in touch with me to be a partner with them, so that they could also promote my film. They have a lot of plans about my film, they have a lot of plans about artistic collaboration. There is no concrete details yet about the plan, but I’m really looking forward to it”, said Mendoza. (EagleNewsPH)

He is also part of the launch of the an application called “e for u” that night, a comprehensive information hub about the EU for android and apple users.

“Serbis” was the first film Brillante entered at Cannes, last 2008, which was nominated for the coveted Palme d’Or (Golden Palm), this will be his 4th film since then.

Along with the cast and crew, they will be attending the Cannes Film Festival that will be held at France, on May 11 to 22.

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Filipino Filmmaker competes for the main entry at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

Filipino Filmmaker competes for the main entry at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

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(Photos courtesy of Festival de Cannes Page Officielle and Filippinsk Film Festival official page)

Award-winning film director, Brillante Mendoza releases a new film that will be showcase at the 69th Cannes Film Festival held at France. Entitled “Ma’Rosa”, it tells a story about a married couple that owns a sari-sari store in Manila, that they use as a cover-up in selling an illegal drug called Methamphetamines. One night their neighbor begs Rosa to sell him a small pack of the drug, without knowing that it was a buy-bust operation that would lead to Rosa and Nestor’s warrantless arrest by the police.

One of his accomplishments at the Cannes Film Festival was winning Best Director for his film “Kinatay” last 2009.

Starring Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Felix Roco, Jomari Angeles and Andi Eigenmann. “Ma’ Rosa” is a CenterStage Productions as produced by Larry Castillo.

 

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Young Filipino filmmaker enters the short film category

Young Filipino filmmaker enters the short film category

Director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez will be competing at the upcoming 69th Cannes Film Festival with his first serious film, “Imago.” It tells the story of a 54-year-old single parent named Inday (Ruby Ruiz), who works at midnight as a funeral agent, and has a child who has autism named Inna (Inna Tuason).

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(Raymund Gutierrez, left with Brillante Mendoza, right – Photo courtesy of The Web Magazine Blogspot)

This 15-minute film was also written by this 23-year-old, protégé of acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza. He enrolled at Mendoza’s film workshop two years ago, wherein he won best director for his short film entitled “Anggulo.”

He is a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology with the degree in B.S Multi-Media Arts & Sciences.

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Film Appreciation Workshop with Director Brillante Mendoza

Film Appreciation Workshop with Director Brillante Mendoza

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: FREE Screening of Brillante Mendoza’s Taklub with Film Appreciation workshop. APRIL 21(TH) Time: 10:15am-1:15pm Venue: SM MEGAMALL CINEMA 6 ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬

Meet master film maker Brillante Mendoza in this FREE Film Appreciation Workshop with a Q & A after the screening of Taklub. This will be the first activity of Sinag Maynila 2016.

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Brillante Mendoza makes cut for Cannes main competition

Brillante Mendoza makes cut for Cannes main competition

MANILA, Philippines – Another Brillante Mendoza film made it to the Cannes Film Festival.

On Thursday, Cannes announced in their official Twitter account that Mendoza’s film “Ma’Rosa” is part of the main competition of the prestigious festival

Mendoza’s film will compete with other thirty-eight films from different countries.

This is the fourth film that Mendoza submitted to Cannes. The first film was “Serbis” in 2008, “Kinatay” in 2009 where he won best director, and “Taklub” in 2015.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2016/04/14/1572830/brillante-mendoza-makes-cut-cannes-main-competition

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Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’ Rosa to compete in 69th Cannes Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’ Rosa to compete in 69th Cannes Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza brings pride to the Philippines once again as his film Ma’ Rosa was selected to be part of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

He is the only Filipino filmmaker included in the main competition of Cannes 2016 that will take place in France from May 11 to 22.

Ma’ Rosa stars Jaclyn Jose, Andi Eigenmann, Felix Roco, Jomari Angeles, and Julio Diaz who was in the news recently since he urgently needs brain surgery.

This drama film is about a small community convenience store connected to a home in the slums of Manila. The title Ma’ Rosa stands for Mother Rosa.

This 2016, Direk Brillante will be competing against renowned Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar and Hollywood actor-turned-director Sean Penn.

The 20 entries in the official selection were chosen from 1,869 films submitted worldwide.

This is the fourth feature film of Direk Brillante included in the prestigious film festival.

In 2007, his family drama Foster Child was exhibited at the Directors’ Fortnight, an independent section that aims to showcase alternative programming.

Direk Brillante’s first entry that competed for the Palme d’Or was the 2008 film Serbis, which takes place in a movie house screening erotic films.

He was named Cannes Best Director in 2009 for the crime drama film Kinatay.

Just last year, Taklub, his Yolanda movie was an additional entry to the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes.

Starring Nora Aunor, Taklub won the Ecumenical Jury Prize-Special Mention in 2015.

Here are the entries that included in the main competition of Cannes 2016:

Aquarius (Kleber Mendonca Filho)

American Honey (Andrea Arnold, U.K.)

Elle (Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands)

From the Land of the Moon (Nicole Garcia, France)

Graduation (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)

The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, South Korea)

I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, U.K.)

It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan, Canada)

Julieta (Pedro Almodovar, Spain)

The Last Face (Sean Penn, U.S.)

Loving (Jeff Nichols, U.S.)

Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)

The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark)

Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, U.S.)

Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France)

Sierra-Nevada (Cristi Puiu, Romania)

Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont, France)

Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie, France)

Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, Germany)

The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)

Meanwhile, another Filipino filmmaker named Raymund Gutierrez will also be part of Cannes 2016.

His short film titled Imago is one of the ten entries for the 2016 Short Film Palme d’or competition of Cannes. It was chosen out of 5,008 entries submitted this year.

Raymund’s short film is the only entry from Asia while the others came from Latin America, Europe, and Africa.

Here are the ten short films competing in Cannes 2016:

La Laine Sur Le Dos, Lotfi Achour, Tunisia, France

Dreamlands, Sara Dunlop, United Kingdom

Timecode, Juanjo Gimenez, Spain

Imago, Raymund Gutierrez, Philippines

Madre (Mother), Simón Mesa Soto, Colombia, Sweden

A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO (The Girl who Danced with the Devil), João Paulo Miranda Maria, Brazil)

APRÈS SUZANNE Félix Moati, France

4:15 P.M. SFARSITUL LUMII (4:15 P.M. The End of the World) Catalin Rotaru and Gabi Virginia Sarga, Romania

Il Silenzio (The Silence), Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari, Italy

Fight on a Swedish Beach, Simon Vahlne, Sweden
The awarding ceremonies of the 69th Cannes Film Festival will take place on May 22.

Source: http://www.pep.ph/guide/movies/23457/brillante-mendozas-emma-rosaem-to-compete-in-69th-cannes-film-festival

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Brillante Mendoza returns to Cannes

Brillante Mendoza returns to Cannes

Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza returns to the Main Competition of this year’s Cannes Film Festival with “Ma’ Rosa.”

“Ma’ Rosa” stars Jaclyn Jose, Andi Eigenmann, Felix Roco, Jomari Angeles and Julio Diaz, who recently suffered a health crisis.

Mendoza is the lone Filipino in the fest’s main section. Mendoza’s student, Raymund Gutierrez, is competing in the Short Film Competition with “Imago.”

Gutierrez was a product of Mendoza’s film workshop last year.

Mendoza is no stranger to the world’s biggest cinema event, to be held this year from May 11 to 22 in the south of France.

In 2009, Mendoza won best director for the gritty crime drama “Kinatay.” Last year, he fielded the Yolanda movie “Taklub,” top-billed by Nora Aunor, in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes.

In 2008, he first joined the Main Competition with the erotic flick “Serbis.” The year before, he was part of the Directors’ Fortnight, a parallel section in Cannes, with the family drama “Foster Child.”

This year, Mendoza will be vying for top honors with an illustrious honor roll that includes United States’ Sean Penn (“The Last Face”) and Jim Jarmusch (Paterson”),  the Netherlands’ Paul Verhoeven (“Elle”), Denmark’s Nicolas Winding Refn (“The Neon Demon”), South Korea’s Park Chan-wook (“Agassi”), France’s Olivier Assayas (“Personal Shopper”), Spain’s Pedro Almodovar (“Julieta”), Belgium’s Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (“La Fille Inconnue”), among others.

Source: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/193541/brillante-mendoza-returns-to-cannes#ixzz46GiKoFRE

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Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 2016 Batch 3

Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 2016 Batch 3

 

The Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop Batch 3 compose of the directing and acting class was held in Center Stage Productions from March 28 to April 3, 2016.

 

Direk Brillante shares his knowledge on filmmaking to the Directing and Acting workshoppers.20160402_095654

Direk Brillante with actor Aaron Rivera as guest speaker for the acting workshop.20160402_163638

 

Acting coach Sir Jojo Atienza shares his knowledge on acting to students.20160329_142902

 

BMFW Batch 3 Directing students with Direk Brillante Mendoza.20160403_193755

 

BMFW Batch 3 Acting students with their mentors; Direk Brillante Mendoza and Ms. Ruby Ruiz.20160403_19411920160403_194855

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