Tag: 69th Cannes Film Festival

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


(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.


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).


(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.

Brillante Mendoza to compete at Cannes 2016

Brillante Mendoza to compete at Cannes 2016

MANILA – Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is set to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival once again after his movie “Ma’ Rosa” made it to the main competition line-up, it was announced Thursday.

Mendoza’s latest opus will compete with 38 other films from different countries, including “The Unknown Girl” from previous Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and “The Last Face,” directed by Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn

Not much is known about “Ma’ Rosa.” A trailer has yet to be released and Mendoza has yet to update his website with a synopsis for the film.

Last year, Mendoza was in Cannes with his Un Certain Regard entry, “Taklub,” a film about the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” starring Nora Aunor. He was previously in competition with his 2009 film “Kinatay” and his 2008 effort “Serbis.”

Meanwhile, Pinoy filmmaker Raymund Gutierrez, a student of Mendoza, will be representing the country in the Short Film Competition. His film, “Imago,” is the lone entry from Asia to make the shortlist.

Below is the complete lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival:

“Toni Erdman,” directed by Maren Ade
“Julieta,” directed by Pedro Almodovar
“Personal Shopper,” directed by Olivier Assayas
“American Honey,” directed by Andrea Arnold
“The Unknown Girl,” directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
“It’s Only the End of the World,” directed by Xavier Dolan
“Slack Bay,” directed by Bruno Dumont
“Paterson,” directed by Jim Jarmusch
“Rester Vertical,” directed by Alain Guiraudie
“Aquarius,” directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho
“From the Land of the Moon,” directed by Nicole Garcia
“I, Daniel Blake,” directed by Ken Loach
“Ma’Rosa,” directed by Brillante Mendoza
“Bacalaureat,” directed by Cristian Mungiu
“Loving,” directed by Jeff Nichols
“Agassi,” directed by Park Chan-Wook
“The Last Face,” directed by Sean Penn
“Sieranevada,” directed by Cristi Puiu
“Elle,” directed by Paul Verhoeven
“The Neon Demon,” directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Un Certain Regard
“Varoonegi,” directed by Behnam Behzadi
“Apprentice,” directed by Boo Junking
“Voir du Pays,” directed by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin
“La Danseuse,” directed by Stephanie di Giusto
“Clash,” directed by Mohamed Diab
“La Tortue Rouge,” directed by Michael Dubok de Wit
“Fuchi Bi Tatsu,” directed by Fukada Koji
“Omar Shakhsiya,” directed by Maha Haj
“Me’Ever Laharim Vehagvaot,” directed by Eran Kolirin
“After The Storm,” directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
“Hymyileva Mies,” directed by Juho Kuosmanen
“La Large Noche de Francisco Sanctis,” directed by Francisco Marquez and Andrea Testa
“Caini,” directed by Bogdan Mirica
“Pericle Il Nero,” directed by Stefano Mordini
“Captain Fantastic,” directed by Matt Ross
“The Transfiguration,” directed by Michael O’Shea
“Uchenik,” directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

Out of Competition
“The BFG,” directed by Steven Spielberg
“Goksung,” directed by Na Hong-Jin
“Money Monster,” directed by Jodie Foster
“The Nice Guys,” directed by Shane Black

Special Screenings
‘L’ultima Spiaggia,” directed by Thanos Anastopoulous and Davide del Degan
“A Chad Tragedy,” directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
“The Death of Louis XIV,” directed by Albert Serra
“Le Cancre,” directed by Paul Vecchiali

Midnight Screenings
“Gimme Danger,” directed by Jim Jarmusch
“The Train to Busan,” directed by Yeon Sang-Ho

Short Film Competition

“La Laine sur Le Dos,” directed by Lotfi Achour
“Dreamlands,” directed by Sara Dunlop
“Timecode,” directed by Juanjo Gimenez
“Imago,” directed by Raymund Gutierrez
“Madre,” directed by Simon Mesa Soto
“The Girl Who Danced with the Devil,” directed by Joao Paolo Miranda Maria
“Apres Suzanne,” directed by Felix Moati
“The End of the World,” directed by Catalin Rotaru and Gabi Virginia Sarga
“The Silence,” directed by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari
Fight on a Swedish Beach, directed by Simon Vahlne

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/04/14/16/brillante-mendoza-to-compete-at-cannes-2016

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

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

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