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Brillante Mendoza knighted

08:22 PM June 27, 2013

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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