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Brillante Mendoza knighted

ACTRESS Mercedes Cabral and Director Brillante Mendoza of the movie “Thy Womb” during the Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars at Roxas Boulevard in Manila. INQUIRER file photo

The French Ministry of Culture has awarded Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza the title Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Artes et Lettres.

He is now a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters—joining the likes of George Clooney, Jude Law, Tim Burton, Rudolf Nureyev and Shakira.

Mendoza said he was happy to be the first Filipino filmmaker to be accorded the honor. Bayani San Diego Jr.


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  • Cue_Vas

    Joining the likes of Shakira. Must be quite an honor.

    • hustlergalore

      and tim burton, george clooney… etc. etc. LOL

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Congrats! Brillante, seems like you surpassed Lino Brocka.

  • blue_lights

    Congratulations!

  • joboni96

    mabuhay ang pilipino



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