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Sinag Maynila film SWAP, directed by Remton Zuasola will have a special screening at SM Seaside City Cebu Cinema 2 on March 17 during the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop.

Sinag Maynila film SWAP, directed by Remton Zuasola will have a special screening at SM Seaside City Cebu Cinema 2 on March 17 during the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop.

 
SM Seaside City to host Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop

Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza

MALLGOERS will have the rare opportunity to view internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza’s award winning film and to meet the filmmaker up close during the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop at SM Seaside City Cebu cinema on March 17.

The festival will showcase the newest film of Director Mendoza—“Taklub”—through a film appreciation workshop which will give an in-depth view of the making of a masterpiece from Director Mendoza’s point of view. Topbilled by Nora Aunor, “Taklub” is a story of three major characters—Bebeth, Larry and Erwin, whose lives intertwine after the super typhoon Haiyan ravaged the city of Tacloban, leaving survivors to search for their dead, while keeping their sanity intact, and protecting what little faith there may be.

Moreover, Mendoza is also a Festival Director of Sinag Maynila which he co-founded with Solar Entertainment Corporation CEO and President Wilson Tieng

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Colombia fetes Brillante Ma. Mendoza

Colombia fetes Brillante Ma. Mendoza

It was a serendipitous reunion of sorts.

Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza bumped into Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon in Colombia, of all places—where the two world-renowned artists received honorary awards at the 56th Cartagena International Film Festival, which ran from March 2 to 7.

At the “palatial and historic” Casa Pestagua hotel, Mendoza reminded Sarandon that it was actually their second encounter.

Mendoza recalled: “She was the presenter when I won my first big award, the Golden Leopard (video), at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, for ‘Masahista’ in 2005.”

The director vividly remembered the dress that the actress wore in Locarno more than a decade ago. “It was jade green, with spaghetti straps and a deep neckline. While I was freezing in my barong, she wasn’t bothered by the weather at all.”

Amazed by his total recall, Sarandon told the Filipino director: “What a small world! Now, the two of us are the honorees. I am glad you continued making films.”

She also expressed astonishment that Mendoza had made 20 short and full-length films since his directorial debut, “Masahista.”

Unchanged

“Susan was very warm. She didn’t change at all in the last 11 years. Still carefree and chatty, she talked about her advocacies,” he told the Inquirer in an e-mail interview.

The awarding ceremony on March 7 left Mendoza speechless. “I was delayed by 15 minutes. When I arrived on the red carpet, there were only a few people there,” he related.

Turned out everyone, including the paparazzi, was already in the theater. “When I entered the venue, the people stood up and clapped. I was so touched.”

Then, a clip of his films was shown and again there was a resounding ovation, he reminisced. “It was unexpected. I didn’t see Filipinos in the audience. But on my last day in Colombia, a few Filipinos asked to have a photo taken with me, even though they had no idea who I was.”

He had the same goose bump experience earlier when he conducted a master class on March 5.

“The hall was packed. The questions seemed endless,” he recounted. “The Colombians were curious about the Philippines. They asked about our similarities.”

His answer: “I said our cultures were the same. We are always late, too. They laughed. We have the same religion, of course. There were also many churches there. Another thing we share is our interest in beauty pageants. Again, they laughed loudly.”

His hosts took him all over the city, and he got to attend some screenings held in schools. “The screenings were free for the accredited students, so the venues were always full. They saw behind-the-scenes footage of my latest movie ‘Taklub.’ Some students couldn’t believe that we finished the film in 12 days.”

The young cineastes were just as keenly interested in our country, he said. “They wanted to know about my process on the set and the usual budget range in making an indie film.”

Someone asked about the improvisational skills of Filipino actors after he told the audience that he doesn’t usually provide the cast with a script.

Brillante met several Colombian filmmakers, too, including Ciro Guerra, whose latest work, “Embrace of the Serpent,” was nominated in the best foreign language film category of this year’s Oscars.

“They were proud of this achievement because it was a first for their country,” said Mendoza.

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A ‘brilliant’ night to Mendoza in Cartagena

A ‘brilliant’ night to Mendoza in Cartagena

Teatro Adolfo Mejia in the delivery of the India Catalina award Filipino director under the international film festival was made.

With more than 20 years service to the film, Brillante Mendoza received Saturday night a India Catalina Award for his career. The award was granted at the Adolfo Mejia Theater and was the last statuette conferred on the 56th of FICCI.

The filmmaker is famous for changing its name Dante Mendoza and take the word that gave several media and critics of films, ‘Brilliant’, just over ten years ago. It is, in the words of Diana Bustamante, artistic director of FICCI, “a narrator of the Philippine reality that has moved into the real and the urban with the particularity of not judging their belts,” adding, before granting the award, that “the same humanity and dynamism is part of his personality.” His films were part of the retrospective of the festival this year.

Bright took the stage and addressed the crowd: “It’s been fascinating over ten years making movies. But it was just in 2005, Masseur, which was widely accepted by the public. I just do not regret having made the decision to dedicate myself only to this. “ He added feel very comfortable in Cartagena, “this welcome and this reception is unexpected for me, right here across the world, so I feel very grateful and touched. I hope to bring some of my country with my films, “said the filmmaker. Then he received the golden statue that pays tribute to his career, from the hands of artistic director of the Festival, and was screened his film Servis, or Service, in Spanish.

Curiosities
The event, which was scheduled to start at 9:30 pm, started about ten p.m. because the director, according to the announcement to the public, was behind several carriages way to the theater, which delayed his arrival at the tribute.

Despite being a man of 50 years, Mendoza, with his youthful attire, looks younger. Black pants, a diver of the same color and a white shirt with black tennis was relaxed chose the Philippine costumes for the occasion.

About Mendoza and his work
The director of 55 years is one of the most important Filipino filmmakers today. It has been awarded at major film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Venice. It is production designer for film, theater, and art director in advertising. In his directing career projections as Masseur included, which he allowed him to be released in the audiovisual spectrum.

Vices are part of the topics addressed in this work, filmed with homemade cameras, which tells the story of two families living in a sex cinema where its internal problems are evident. A child who questioned his sexuality, unexpected pregnancies, the difficult economic situation of residents and to the internal conflict of the theater owner seeking legal separation are some of its themes.

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International Film Festival of Cartagena pays tribute to Brillante Mendoza

International Film Festival of Cartagena pays tribute to Brillante Mendoza

The International Film Festival of Cartagena (FICCI) pays tribute to the work of Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza. FICCI 56 brings audiences an exclusive selection of nine of Mendoza’s feature films, none of which has been screened before at movie theaters in Colombia. Mendoza also gives a Master Class at FICCI.

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New godfathers to indie filmmakers

New godfathers to indie filmmakers

Creative and brilliant filmmakers lacking funds now have two new godfather figures who support independent cinema: Wilson Tieng, and world-renowned and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza. The two have joined forces to put up Sinag Maynila, a film festival that will run from April 21-26 this year.

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Join the Sinag Maynila Samsung Cinefone Category

Join the Sinag Maynila Samsung Cinefone Category

Calling all students! Here’s your chance to showcase your talent in making films. Join the Sinag Maynila Samsung Cinefone Category and get a chance to represent your school!

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Brillante Mendoza’s Film Appreciation Workshop

Brillante Mendoza’s Film Appreciation Workshop

In partnership with SM, world-renowned film director Brillante Mendoza gave a film appreciation workshop to dozens of students, where he shared his skills and knowledge in film-making. The students were also invited to watch the Sinag Maynila 2016 film entries this April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.
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Sinag Maynila 2016 directors describe their entries

Sinag Maynila 2016 directors describe their entries

Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2016 will run from April 21 to 26 in selected SM Cinemas. This years 5 Directors share about their entries.

Source: http://www.pep.ph/guide/media/13561/sinag-maynila-2016-directors-describe-their-entries#j6irSidRzqIQ79qE.99

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56th Cartagena International Film Festival

56th Cartagena International Film Festival

The 56th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) will take place on March 2-7 and will feature a tribute to Brillante Mendoza, one of the most prolific and influential filmmakers to come out of the Philippines in recent years. Audacious and highly original, at 55 Mendoza has already garnered awards at the world’s most prestigious festivals, from Cannes and Berlin to Locarno and Venice. With the support of Revista Kinetoscopio, this year FICCI audiences can enjoy nine of his most highly acclaimed films and talk to him in person at Salon FICCI.
Mendoza (Philippines,1960) started out as a production designer for film and theater and also worked as an art director on commercials. It wasn’t until 2005, at age 45, that he directed his first feature film, The Masseur (Masahista). Influenced by neorealism, yet deeply personal, his debut marked the beginning of a successful career. In just ten years, Mendoza has directed no less than 20 films that have taken home awards on the international festival circuit.

Unafraid to tackle topics more commercial filmmakers tend to avoid, like the harsh reality of life in the more marginalized sectors of Filipino society, Mendoza portrays his characters with a fresh eye that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. The critics have applauded the refreshing darkness and sensuality of his style, characterized by grainy textures and a hand-held camera. His is a socially engaged cinema that incorporates thought-provoking experiences that move the spectator; an instinctive type of filmmaking that oftentimes discards the screenplay in the interests of greater spontaneity and realism.

FICCI 56 brings audiences an exclusive selection of nine of Mendoza’s feature films, none of which has been screened before at movie theaters in Colombia: The Masseur (Masahista, 2005), which won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Festival in Switzerland; Summer Heat (Kaleldo, 2006), Manoro, 2006 and Foster Child, 2007, award-winning films about prostitution and grieving, the foster care system, family ties and traditional trades. Audiences can also see the films that won him awards for two years running at Cannes: Service (Serbis, 2008), a family drama about bigamy, incest and unwanted pregnancy set in an old movie theater, and Kinatay, 2009—which earned him Best Director—about a young man who is about to get married, but who becomes entangled in a ruthless crime in an effort to get hold of some extra cash.

Completing the round-up are Lola (2009) and Thy Womb (Sinapupunan, 2012) which competed for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and his latest release Trap (Taklub), which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize-Special Mention in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes in 2015. Recently decorated a Chevalier des Arts et des Letters by the French government, Mendoza is one of the most prominent directors of the so-called “Third Golden Age” of Filipino cinema, along with the director Lav Diaz.

Register HERE to make sure you don’t miss this and everything else FICCI 56 has to offer!

Repost from the festival website.

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