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Filmmaker Brillante Mendoza holds up mirror to Philippines' dark side

May 18, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Get to know Brillante Mendoza a director known for choosing controversial topics crafting stories of ordinary people in scenarios that range from prostitution to homosexuality and corruption

BRILLANTE MENDOZA. Filipino filmaker Brillante Mendoza has taken part in the Cannes Film Festival four times now with his 2016 film in competition, 'Ma' Rosa.' Here, he poses during the photocall for 'Taklub' at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival last 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Brillante Mendoza's ‘Sapi:' Half-hearted horror

Nov 09, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Sapi suffers from its own demons It is a film cursed with a lack of cohesion and half hearted direction

DISPASSIONATE HORROR. A film as flawed as "Sapi" may be the actual work of the devil. Photo from the film's Facebook

Exploring what makes a Filipino tick (Part 4)

Jan 27, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Two artists are exploring the national psyche in fresh and different ways Carlos Celdran is a performance artist who leads walking tours around Manila’s historic areas Dante Mendoza is an independent filmmaker who uses ‘ultra realistic’ docudramas to portray social issues

SOCIAL MEDIA-SAVVY. Technology will help today's generation of Pinoys evolve their own identity. All photos by Andy Maluche

Exploring what makes a Filipino tick (Part 3)

Jan 25, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Two artists are exploring the national psyche in fresh and different ways Carlos Celdran is a performance artist who leads walking tours around Manila’s historic areas Dante Mendoza is an independent filmmaker who uses ‘ultra realistic’ docudramas to portray social issues

MIXED RACE, LIKE IT OR NOT. For Carlos Celdran, 'Our originality is in the mixture.' All photos by Andy Maluche

Exploring what makes a Filipino tick (Part 2)

Jan 24, 2013 - 7:05 PM

Two artists are exploring the national psyche in fresh and different ways Carlos Celdran is a performance artist who leads walking tours around Manila’s historic areas Dante Mendoza is an independent filmmaker who uses ‘ultra realistic’ docudramas to portray social issues

THE ULTRA-REALIST. Brillante Mendoza calls a spade a spade, showing the reality of Filipino life like it is. All photos by Andy Maluche

Exploring what makes a Filipino tick (Part 1)

Jan 23, 2013 - 6:49 PM

Two artists are exploring the national psyche in fresh and different ways Carlos Celdran is a performance artist who leads walking tours around Manila’s historic areas Dante Mendoza is an independent filmmaker who uses ‘ultra realistic’ docudramas to portray social issues

FAMILIAR FACE. Carlos Celdran is the face -- and voice -- of the walking tour of Intramuros. All photos by Andy Maluche

Around Manila with Brillante Mendoza

Jan 10, 2013 - 5:58 PM

We Filipinos are a very social people We are very open to each other There are no barriers which can be a good thing and a bad thing

THE DIRECTOR BECOMES A TOUR GUIDE. Or perhaps, in a way, he has always been one. Screen grab from YouTube (jwsvoyager)

Thy Womb: Brillante Mendoza’s finest

Dec 15, 2012 - 5:16 PM

The award winning film is also part of this year s Metro Manila Film Festival

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN. Brillante Mendoza's 'Thy Womb' reveals the beauty of Tawi-Tawi, the life of the Badjaos and the capacity of a woman to love. All images courtesy of Centerstage Productions Inc

Brillante Mendoza: Reality in film

Jul 23, 2012 - 8:41 AM

The internationally acclaimed filmmaker tackles reality head on

DIREK BRILLANTE MENDOZA. Photography by Cholo dela Vega. Grooming by Georginna Desuasido.