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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.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608199619502146/

 

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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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SINAG MAYNILA FILM FESTIVAL PRESSCON 2016

SINAG MAYNILA FILM FESTIVAL PRESSCON 2016

 

At the recently concluded press conference of the Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2016 held at Skypark in SM Aura.

 

 

With Festival Director Brillante Mendoza and Sinag Maynila Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng

 

With Sinag Maynila Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng being interviewed by Solar channel

 

Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza

 

At the presscon of Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2016

 

 

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Festival Director Brillante Mendoza alongside Sinag Maynila Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng

 

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TPO (Temporary Protection Order) director Jay Altarejos

 

Dyamper director Mes De Guzman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lila director Gino Santos

 

MRS. director Adolfo Alix Jr. with Lila lead cast Janine Gutierrez and MRS. cast Lotlot De Leon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead cast Aljur Abrenica of Expressway and director Ato Bautista (L-R)

 

(L-R) Lila actress Sherry Lara, director Gino Santos, Festival Director Brillante Mendoza and actor Enchong Dee

 

Festival Director Brillante Mendoza with Dyamper Director Mes De Guzman alongside his cast (L-R Mes De Guzman, Kristofer King, Liza Dino-Seguerra, Brillante Mendoza, Alchris Galura)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

(L-R) Director Ato Bautista, Director Adolf Alix Jr., Director Jay Altarejos, Sinag Maynila Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng, Sinag Maynila

Festival Director Brillante Mendoza, Director Mes De Guzman, Director Gino Santos

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

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‘Diverse’ 2nd Sinag Maynila dawns this April

‘Diverse’ 2nd Sinag Maynila dawns this April

 

‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬
Exciting, diverse and socially relevant –
the words used by world-renowned director Brillante Mendoza to capsulize the lineup of films for the second edition of Sinag Maynila Film Festival this month.

Read full story: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/193165/2nd-sinag-maynila-dawns-this-april

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.
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Direk Brillante Mendoza and Samsung gave a hands-on workshop to the finalists of Samsung Cinefone

Direk Brillante Mendoza and Samsung gave a hands-on workshop to the finalists of Samsung Cinefone

 

 

Director Brillante Mendoza with the partners from Samsung

 

Samsung Galaxy master teaches the Samsung Cinefone finalists on how to maximise the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

 

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.
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