MALLGOERS will have the rare opportunity to view internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza’s award winning film and to meet the filmmaker up close during the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop at SM Seaside City Cebu cinema on March 17.
The festival will showcase the newest film of Director Mendoza—“Taklub”—through a film appreciation workshop which will give an in-depth view of the making of a masterpiece from Director Mendoza’s point of view. Topbilled by Nora Aunor, “Taklub” is a story of three major characters—Bebeth, Larry and Erwin, whose lives intertwine after the super typhoon Haiyan ravaged the city of Tacloban, leaving survivors to search for their dead, while keeping their sanity intact, and protecting what little faith there may be.
The film premiered at the Un Certain Regard section in this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it was in the official selection. It also won the Ecumenical Jury Prize-Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival.
Moreover, Mendoza is also a Festival Director of Sinag Maynila which he co-founded with Solar Entertainment Corporation CEO and President Wilson Tieng.
Cebuanos will also have a chance to watch a special screening of one of the entries to the prestigious Sinag Maynila entitled “Swap” by multi-awarded Cebuano film director Remton Zuasola. Special screening of “Swap” is at Cinema 2 of SM Seaside City Cebu on March 17, 8:30 a.m.
The festival will have students as its primary audience, paving the way for a new generation of film enthusiasts. For interested schools and organizations on the Film Appreciation Workshop and Screening may come on March 17, 8:30 a.m., Cinema 1 of SM Seaside City Cebu. Tickets are available at the
For inquiries and reservations, call SM Seaside City Cebu at 340-8795. (PR)