Sunday, July 30, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Brillante Mendoza


  1. Brillante "Dante" Mendoza was born on 30 July 1960 in San Fernando, Pampanga.
  2. He took advertising arts of the then College of Architecture and fine arts at the University of Santo Tomas.
  3. He has directed sixteen films since 2005. 
  4. He won the award for Best Director for his film Kinatay at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
  5. His 2009 film Lola won the award for Best Film at the 6th Dubai International Film Festival.
  6. His 2012 film Captive was shown in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.
  7. His 2012 film Thy Womb competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
  8. His film Taklub has been selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
  9. At the Cinema One Originals 2009, he received the Special Honorary Award.
  10. Head of the jury at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival in 2015.
  11. Member of the 'Filmmakers of the Present' jury at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival in 2009.
  12. Mendoza directed Duterte's first SONA last 25 July 2016, which can be remembered for using low angle shots and dimmer lighting which was a break from the traditional coverage of the event. He again directed President Duterte's second SONA last 24 July 2017.
References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v68y6csuDjY
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1137289/bio?ref_=nm_dyk_trv_sm#trivia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brillante_Mendoza
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/617846/brillante-mendoza-back-as-director-of-duterte-s-2nd-sona-andanar/story/?tag=sona2017
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/showbiz/content/619520/brillante-mendoza-accepts-criticisms-on-directing-duterte-s-sona/story/?tag=sona2017
http://www.rappler.com/entertainment/news/176687-brillante-mendoza-direction-duterte-sona-2017-philippines

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