Brillante Mendoza

Active - 2005 - Present  |   Born - Jun 30, 1960 in Philippines  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Started his career as a production designer for movies and advertisements.
  • Founded his own production company Center Stage Productions in 2005.
  • Made his directorial debut with the film Masahista (2005), which won the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.
  • Tirador (2007) won him the Caligari Film Award at the same festival.
  • Received the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Kinatay (2009).
  • Competed in the Berlin International Film Festival; the movie submitted was Captive (2012).
  • Won the La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award at the Venice Film Festival for his movie Thy Womb (2012).
  • Received knighthood from the French government; was named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres or Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters and is the first Filipino director to have received this honor.
  • Manoro (2006) is a part of Philippine Department of Education's curriculum for Grade 8 students.