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Celebs’ virtual 2014 life manual: ‘Roar!’

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BRILLANTE Ma. Mendoza. INQUIRER PHOTO

Today marks the “official” end of the Pinoy Christmas season. As we stash away our holiday décor, let us find room in our hearts for the lessons that 2013 left us with.   As we welcome 2014, I asked some celebs about the most important thing they learned last year, which would be part of [...]

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Fact-based films make their presence felt

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HUPPERT. Portrayed one of the abductees in Brillante Mendoza’s “Captive.” photo by www.lemonade.fr

Most Filipino films are fictional dramas, but our writers and directors may be missing out on a popular new preference for fact-based movies that is slowly but surely making an impact on the global filmmaking scene.

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‘Thy Womb’ goes to Hawaii

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Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Thy Womb” will be shown at the 33rd Hawaii International Film Festival, to be held from Oct. 10 to 20.

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Surprise knighthood

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Brillante Ma. Mendoza Inquirer File Photo

Brillante Mendoza personifies the rebirth of Philippine cinema, says French envoy. This latest honor caught Brillante Ma. Mendoza by surprise. The filmmaker said French Ambassador Gilles Garachon didn’t mention it the last time they were together, so the letter from the embassy hit him like a bolt from the blue.

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‘Thy Womb’ wins in Spain

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Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Thy Womb” won special mention-jury prize Alhambra de Oro at the 7th Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur held in Spain last week. Mendoza told the Inquirer that he felt elated upon hearing that his work had received a “standing ovation” at the fest where it was the opening film. “To win is a wonderful bonus. I am happy that the film was recognized.” The jury cited the film for “reflecting a remote reality.”

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