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Philippines' Brillante Mendoza Wins Best Director in 2009 Cannes Film Festival

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Congratulations to our very own, Brillante Mendoza! You've made history!!! :D


CANNES, France (AP) — Awards presented Sunday at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, chosen by a jury headed by French Actress Isabelle Huppert:

_Palme d'Or (Golden Palm): "The White Ribbon," by Michael Haneke (Austria)

_Grand Prize: "A Prophet," by Jacques Audiard (France)

_Jury Prize: "Fish Tank," by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and "Thirst," By Park Chan-wook (South Korea)

_Special Prize: Alain Resnais

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'Serbis' Vying for the Palme d'Or in Cannes

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I would like to congratulate one of our scriptwriting and filmmaking mentors, Armando 'Bing' Lao, and company, for their movie 'Serbis' which got into the Competition Category of the ongoing 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Bing is the screenwriter of this feature helmed by Director Dante 'Brillante' Mendoza.

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Standing ovation for 'Foster Child' in Cannes

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Standing ovation for Pinoy film in Cannes

By Ruben V. Nepales
Last updated 08:14am (Mla time) 05/26/2007

LOS ANGELES, California--"We had a ten-minute standing ovation during the official screening," Robbie Tan excitedly told us via text message about the reaction to "Foster Child," which he produced, after its official screening Friday evening at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

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'Kaleldo' wows critics in Korea

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Brillante Mendoza's "Kaleldo (Summer Heat)" won the critics' prize from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (Netpac) at the recently concluded Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) in Korea.

The award is given to the best Asian film screened in JIFF by the Netpac Organization committee, according to, the festival website.

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An Evening With 'Kaleldo' and its Filmmakers


Last January 10, I was able to attend the last screening and ensuing panel discussion of the extended run of the movie 'Kaleldo' at the UP Cine Adarna. Present were Director Brillante Mendoza and Screenwriter Boots Agbayani Pastor.

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