Category: Films

Patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français

Patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français

Brillante Mendoza is the 2017 patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français (formerly known as the Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde). This choice shows the Institut français’s commitment to cultural diversity and dialogue, which are central to its activities.

Brillante Mendoza, who follows in the footsteps of Jia Zhang-Ke, is one of Asia’s most renowned contemporary filmmakers, and has won awards at the Festival de Cannes. He will support the directors and producers taking part in La Fabrique Cinéma at Cannes by helping them to develop and finalize their first and second feature film projects.

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BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: PANATA (BTS)

BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: PANATA (BTS)

Sneak peak of the latest BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: PANATA written by Kat Marasigan to air this MAY 27 (SATURDAY) 10:30PM only on TV5.

 Cast includes Kristofer King, Felix Roco, Sue Prado, Arnold Reyes, Lou Veloso, Edwin Nombre,      Onyl Torres, and Ryan Sandoval.

#BrillanteMendozaPresents #PANATA #TV5

(Second to the left) Assistant Director Charita Castinlag giving instruction.

(L-R) Indie actor Kristofer King plays Mario opposite is Jill Palencia who plays as Ising.

(L-R) Direk Brillante Mendoza instructs Kristofer King.

(Right) With cinematographer Odyssey Flores.

In between takes, the centurion with the military.

(L-R) Sue Prado as Azon and Arnold Reyes as Tasyo. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

(L-R) Sue Prado and Kristofer King. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

(L-R) Felix Roco with Wardrobe head Bernie. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

(Left) Jao Elamparo as the Young Mario (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Sue Prado in action. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

With Direk Brillante Mendoza and his staff. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Arnold Reyes as Tasyo. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Arnold Reyes tries on a Morion Mask. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

Lou Veloso delivering his line as Father Fernando. (Photo credits: Kat Marasigan)

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Ma’ Rosa deals U.S. Distributor

Ma’ Rosa deals U.S. Distributor

Ma’ Rosa,” the country’s entry in the best foreign language film category of the Academy Awards, has found a distributor in the United States, filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza told the Inquirer.

First Run Features has acquired the US rights to the Filipino movie, which won best actress for Jaclyn Jose at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

“I’m glad that First Run is interested in our film,” Mendoza said. “The company has a good reputation as far as distributing art-house films is concerned.”

Source: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/206285/philippines-oscar-bet-ma-rosa-lands-us-distributor#ixzz4Pgwh91cj

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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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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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9 PH films being considered for Oscars

9 PH films being considered for Oscars

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Several Pinoy films have already been shortlisted from which one will be submitted to represent the country in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards happening on Feb. 26, 2017.

These are: Gil Portes’ “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli,” Jun Lana’s “Anino sa Likod ng Buwan,” Erik Matti’s “Honor Thy Father,” Paul Soriano’s “Dukot,” Eduardo Roy, Jr.’s “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” Joel Lamangan’s “Felix Manalo,” Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis,” Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” and Roderick Cabrido’s “Tuos.”
Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/9-ph-films-being-considered-for-oscars/

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Ma ‘Rosa Premieres in Davao

Ma ‘Rosa Premieres in Davao

Ma ‘Rosa director Brillante Mendoza was joined by Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awardee, Jaclyn Jose and her daughter Andi Eigenmann, who also took the role of Jose’s daughter in the film, for the premiere in Davao. According to the award-winning director, the place and time of the premiere are very timely since the newly elected Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, is from the city. Since the film is about dealing and the use of illegal drugs and corruption, Mendoza feels that the right place to primarily promote the film is in Davao in the hopes of eradicating the said crimes.

The auteur director is known for filming movies that are based on a “found” or true story. He said that it is a very Filipino thing to be filial and to defy the laws for the sake of family members. It is disturbing as much as it is astonishing.

The movie actually lets the audience see, hear and feel the experience of people who are desperate to feed their family that is why they succumb to the Filipino saying “kapit sa patalim“, which basically means doing something unethical or illegal in virtue of an end that benefits the person who does the act.

Mendoza’s way of directing strips the actor off of everything he has learned to act more natural and vulnerable to all situations. The director is the only person to know when these situations are going to happen. This is how Brillante Mendoza captures the rawness of the characters’ emotions and dialogue. As he does not care much for particular dialogues, he does not give any copy of the script to the actors and just deliberately explain to them what is going to happen in every scene.

The film was well received in Davao as the Davaoeños have the strongest gut to lessen, if not remove, the bad elements in the society. The director feels blessed to have the government as a pillar of support on their advocacy to promote and support independent films. Ma ‘Rosa will be screening in cinemas nationwide on July 6.DavaoPremiere

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