An invitational screening of internationally-acclaimed Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’Rosa happened last night, June 28 at SM Megamall Director’s Club. The event was graced by the presence of the cast and crew, distinguished guests from the media and the director himself, Mr. Brillante Mendoza.
(Ma’ Rosa Photo Exhibit at SM Megamall)
(Director Brillante Mendoza being interviewed by the media)
(Invited guests and press people at the lobby)
The evening started with cocktails at the Director’s Club lobby upon the arrival of guests and friends from the media. Among the press people who were present at the event were:
(From left to right: Ricky Lo, Ces Drilon & Director Brillante Mendoza)
After which, guests were asked to enter the cinema to formally start the screening. Mr. Brillante, together with Mr. Julio Diaz, Mr. Baron Geisler and Mr. Aaron Rivera were invited up front for a photo op.
(From left to right: Julio Diaz, Aaron Rivera, Director Brillante Mendoza, Baron Geisler)
Imago, an official entry to the 69th Cannes Film festival – short film category directed by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez was up first, in an effort to showcase the homegrown talent of Brillante’s student, followed by the critically-acclaimed Ma’ Rosa.
The guests were astounded by the versatility of the film that led to numberous round of applauses towards the end, giving their nod of satisfaction and congratulatory handshakes to Mr. Brillante Mendoza for his marvelous direction of the said film.
Catch Ma’ Rosa in theaters nationwide on July 6.