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Brillante Mendoza wins another international award

Brillante Mendoza

Brillante Mendoza

CRITICALLY acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza has gained another international recognition after he was named Best Director for his film “Ma’ Rosa” at the recently concluded 54th Gijon International Film Festival in Spain.

He was the sole winner from the Philippines in the annual Spanish film festival.

“Thank you to the 54th Gojin Intl Film Fest for the Best Director award for #MaRosa,” Brillante posted on his Twitter account.

The director was chosen by an international jury chaired by Judith Colell and made up of David Matamoros, Kathleen Haney, Nima Javidi and Claudia Pinto.

“Ma’ Rosa,” which stars Jaclyn Jose, the first Filipino to win the best actress award at the Cannes International Film Festival, tells the story of a mother who runs a convenience store and sells drugs on the side with her husband to make ends meet.

The movie also stars Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler, Neil Ryan Sese, Mercedes Cabral, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jomari Angeles, Felix Roco, Mon Confiado, Maria Isabel Lopez and Andi Eigenmann, Jose’s daughter.

TAGS: 54th, Brillante, Brillante Mendoza, film festival, Gijon, Gijon International Film Festival, international, Ma Rosa, Mendoza
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