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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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SINAG MAYNILA 2016, MRS Screening Schedule

SINAG MAYNILA 2016, MRS Screening Schedule

SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Catch #SinagMaynila2016 film MRS in select SM Cinema
Directed by Adolf Alix Jr.

CAST:

Elizabeth Oropesa
Lotlot De Leon
Anita Linda
Daria Ramirez
Rossana Roces
Sharmaine Arnaiz
Angeli Bayani
Gigi Locsin
Sebastian Castro
Ross Pesigan
Arvic Tan

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/photos/a.348987665304143.1073741828.324507011085542/502572479945660/?type=3&theater

 

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

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

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SINAG MAYNILA 2016, LILA Screening Schedule

SINAG MAYNILA 2016, LILA Screening Schedule

SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Catch #SinagMaynila2016 film LILA in select SM Cinema
Directed by Gino M. Santos

CAST:

Janine Gutierrez
Enchong Dee
Sherry Lara
Miggs Cuaderno.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/photos/a.348987665304143.1073741828.324507011085542/502561369946771/?type=3&theater

 

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

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

 

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SINAG MAYNILA 2016, Expressway Screening Schedule

SINAG MAYNILA 2016, Expressway Screening Schedule

SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Catch #SinagMaynila2016 film EXPRESSWAY
Directed by Ato Bautista

CAST:
Alvin Anson
Aljur Abrenica
Kiko Matos
RK Bagatsing
Inez Bernardo
Jim Libiran
Japo Parcero
Arpee Bautista

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/photos/a.348987665304143.1073741828.324507011085542/502561193280122/?type=3&theater

 

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

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

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SINAG MAYNILA 2016, DYAMPER Screening Schedule

SINAG MAYNILA 2016, DYAMPER Screening Schedule

SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Catch #SinagMaynila2016 film DYAMPER in select SM Cinema
Directed by Mes De Guzman 

CAST:
Alchris Galura
Carlo Aquino
Timothy Mabalot
Kristofer King
Liza Diño-Seguerra
Debbie Garcia

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/photos/a.348987665304143.1073741828.324507011085542/502560906613484/?type=3&theater

 

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

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

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SINAG MAYNILA 2016, T.P.O Screening schedule

SINAG MAYNILA 2016, T.P.O Screening schedule

SCREENING SCHEDULE:

Catch ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬ film T.P.O. in select SM Cinemas.
Directed by Joselito Altarejos

CAST:
Oliver Aquino
Mara Lopez
Miko Laurente
Dexter Doria
Menggie Cobarrubias
Yayo Aguila
Monti Parungao
Lex Bonife
Ray an Dulay
May delos Santos
Annelle Durano
Atty. Cecille Soria

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SinagMaynila/photos/a.348987665304143.1073741828.324507011085542/502560369946871/?type=3&theater

 

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

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

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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/

 

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
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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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