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Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa’ receives multiple Gawad Urian 2017 nominations

Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa’ receives multiple Gawad Urian 2017 nominations

The 2017 Gawad Urian nominees have been announced. Among the films with multiple nominations is “Ma’ Rosa” by Brillante Mendoza.

“Ma’ Rosa” was filmed in Mandaluyong City in 2015. It made its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was the Philippines’ entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

One of the major 2017 Gawad Urian nominations received by “Ma’ Rosa” is Best Film. Its fellow nominees in the category are “Ang Babaeng Humayo” by Lav Diaz, “Baboy Halas” by Bagane Fiola, “Paglipay” by Zig Dulay, “Pamilya Ordinaryo” by Eduardo Roy Jr. and “Women of the Weeping River” by Sheron Dayoc.

Mendoza is nominated for Best Director along with Diaz, Fiola, Dulay, Roy and Dayoc. They have three other competitors in the category namely “Saving Sally” director Avid Liongoren, “Ned’s Project” director Lem Lorca and “Pauwi Na” director Paolo Villaluna.

“Ma’ Rosa” actress Jaclyn Jose is nominated for Best Actress along with “Hinulid” actress Nora Aunor, “Ned’s Project” actress Angeli Bayani, “Pamilya Ordinaryo” actress Hasmine Killip, “Ang Babaeng Humayo” actress Charo Santos-Concio, “Pauwi Na” actress Cherry Pie Picache, “Oro” actress Irma Adlawan, “Women of the Weeping River” actress Laila Ulao, “Mrs.” actress Elizabeth Oropesa and “Area” actress Ai-Ai delas Alas. In 2016, Jose won the award for the same category at Cannes Film Festival.

Jose’s “Ma’ Rosa” co-actor Julio Diaz is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. He has six competitors namely Santos-Concio’s “Ang Babaeng Humayo” co-actors John Lloyd Cruz and Noni Buencamino, Aunor’s “Hinulid” co-actor Jess Mendoza, Ulao’s “Weeping of the Weeping River” co-actor Taha Daranda and “Die Beautiful” actor Christian Bables.

Vying for Best Actor are Bables’ “Die Beautiful” co-actor Paolo Ballesteros, Killip’s “Pamilya Ordinaryo” co-actor Ronwaldo Martin and Picache’s “Pauwi Na” co-actor Bembol Roco. Their fellow nominees are “Paglipay” actor Garry Cabalic, “Dagsin” actor Tommy Abuel, “Singing in Graveyards” actor Pepe Smith and “2 Cool 2 B 4gotten” actor Khalil Ramos.

For Best Supporting Actress, Cabalic’s “Paglipay” co-actors Anna Luna and Joan Dela Cruz will compete against Abuel’s “Dagsin” co-actor Janine Gutierrez, Bayani’s “Ned’s Project” co-actor Lui Quiambao Manansala, Oropesa’s  “Mrs.” co-actor Lotlot De Leon and Ulao and Daranda’s “Weeping of the Weeping River” co-actor Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-dans. “Seklusyon” actress Rhed Bustamante and “Tuos” actress Barbie Forteza and are also nominated for the category.

For Best Screenplay, “Ma’ Rosa” writer Troy Espiritu will go against the directors of “Ang Babaeng Umayo,” “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” “Paglipay,” “Women of the Weeping River,” “Pauwi Na” and “Ned’s Project,” who wrote the screenplays of their respective films. Also nominated for the category are “Patay na si Hesus” writer Fatrick Tabada and “Ned’s Project” writer John Paul Bedia while Villaluna shares his nomination with his “Pauwi Na” co-writer Ellen Ramos.

The Natatanging Gawad Urian 2017 will be given to Vilma Santos during the awards ceremony on July 20 at ABS-CBN Studio 10 in Quezon City. Here are the other nominees:

 

Best Cinematography

  • Odyssey Flores for “Ma’ Rosa”
  • Lav Diaz for “Ang Babaeng Humayo”
  • Albert Banzon for “Paglipay”
  • Albert Banzon for “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
  • Rommel Sales for “Women of the Weeping River”
  • Raphael Meting and Mark Limbaga for “Baboy Halas”
  • Mycko David for “Tuos”

 

Best Production Design

  • Dante Mendoza for “Ma’ Rosa”
  • Harley Alcasid for “Women of the Weeping River”
  • Harley Alcasid for “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
  • Ryan Cuatrona and Celine Belino for “Hinulid”
  • John Paul Sapitula for “Ned’s Project”
  • Aped Santos for “Paglipay”
  • Angel Diesta for “Ned’s Project”
  • Joel Geolamen for “Baboy Halas”
  • Erik Manalo and Rommel Laquian for “Saving Sally”

 

Best Editing

  • Diego Marx Dobles for “Ma’ Rosa”
  • Lav Diaz for “Ang Babaeng Humayo”
  • Carlo Francisco Manatad for “Women of the Weeping River”
  • Carlo Francisco Manatad for “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
  • Zig Madamba Dulay for “Paglipay”
  • Ellen Ramo and Paolo Villaluna for “Pauwi Na”
  • Benjamin Gonzales Tolentino for “Die Beautiful”

 

Best Sound

  • Albert Michael Idioma for “Ma’ Rosa”
  • Albert Michael Idioma and Immanuel Verona for “Women of the Weeping Rviver”
  • Albert Michael Idioma and Emmanuel Verona for “Pamilya Ordinaryo”
  • Corinne De San Jose, Mark Locsin and Che Villanueva for “Ang Babaeng Humayo”
  • Mark Laccay for “Hinulid”
  • Andrew Milallos for “Paglipay”
  • Willie Apa, Jr. and Charlie Daclan for “Baboy Halas”

 

Best Music

  • Pike Ramirez, Paolo Villaluna and Veena Ramirez for “Pauwi Na”
  • Gian Gianan for “Paglipay”
  • Kit Mendoza for “Women of the Weeping River”
  • Jema Pamintuan for “Tuos”
  • Pablo Pico for “Saving Sally”

 

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Brillante Mendoza, Best Director at 2017 Malaysia Global Awards

Brillante Mendoza, Best Director at 2017 Malaysia Global Awards

World-renowned filmmaker Brillante Mendoza bags another achievement for his 2016 film Ma’Rosa at the 2017 Malaysia Global Awards.

The film is about Rosa (Jaclyn Jose),  a mother who runs a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of drugs on the side. It  also earned Mendoza the same award at the 54th Gijón International Film Festival last year. “Ma’ Rosa” was also selected to compete for the Palme d’Or trophy at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, with Jose eventually clinching the Best Actress award there.

Aside from Mendoza, Philippine-Malaysian film “Singing In Graveyards” also bagged the Best Film award at the Malaysian Global Awards.

See full list of winners here

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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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First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features picks ‘Ma’ Rosa’

First Run Features (FRF) announces that it has acquired U.S. rights from Paris based Films Distribution for Brillante Mendoza’s critically acclaimed drama, “Ma’ Rosa.”

First Run Features is a theatrical and home video distributor that has released independent, documentary and foreign films in the United States since 1979.

The official Oscar entry from the Philippines, “Ma’ Rosa” tells the story of a poor family in Manila that sells drugs on the side to make ends meet, amidst the backdrop of police corruption.

FRF is planning a Spring 2017 release.

The deal was negotiated by Mauceri and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, partner and co-founder of Films Distribution.

FRF previously released Mendoza’s 2012 film “Captive,” based on the real-life kidnapping of 20 tourists from a luxury resort in the Philippines in 2001. The film starred Isabelle Huppert as one of the hostages.

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MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

MA’ ROSA is a strong contender for OSCARS

AwardsCircuit.com ranked 30 of the 85 films submitted for Oscar consideration and the Philippine rep landed on the ninth spot.

“Ma’ Rosa” was included in the category Other Top-Tier Contenders, along with Mexico’s “Desierto,” Poland’s “The Lure,” Israel’s “Sand Storm” and Saudi Arabia’s “Barakah Meets Barakah.”

Read more: Oscars 2017

85 countries have submitted films for consideration in theForeign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant.

Ma’ Rosa, by Brillante Mendoza is Philippines’ entry.

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MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

MA’ ROSA in London and Busan

“Ma’ Rosa” is currently showing at the 60th BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival in the United Kingdom, from Oct. 5 to 16. It is the only Filipino entry in the lineup included in the “Debate” section.

Ma’ Rosa, which won Jaclyn Jose the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was recently chosen as the Philippines’ official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category in the upcoming 2017 Oscars.

There are nine Filipino delegates to the 21st Busan International Film Festival (IFF)

*Read 9 PH films in Busan

Filipino films to be shown in A Window on Asian Cinema are: Brillante  Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa,” Ato Bautista’s “Expressway” and Anton Juan’s “Woven Wings of Our Children.”

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