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IN PHOTOS: Brillante Mendoza receives standing ovation in Cannes

Filmmaker Brillante Mendoza was emotional after the audience gave him and his actors a standing ovation at the premiere of his latest film, “Ma’ Rosa,” at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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“Ma’ Rosa” is about a poor woman who sells drugs on the side with her husband. It is up to their children to buy their freedom after they were arrested by corrupt policemen.

The film stars veteran actors Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Andy Eigenmann, Felix Roco, Jomari Angeles, Baron Geisler and Kristoffer King.

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In 2009, Mendoza won the festival’s best director for the movie “Kinatay.”

Below are photos by David Fabros and Odyssey Flores shared by Inquirer Entertainment on Twitter.

Brillante Mendoza and Jaclyn Jose get emotional at ‘Ma’ Rosa’ premiere in Cannes. Contributed photo by David Fabros

Brillante Mendoza and Jaclyn Jose get emotional at ‘Ma’ Rosa’ premiere in Cannes. Contributed photo by David Fabros

Brillante Mendoza waves at the audience. Beside him are actresses Jaclyn Jose and Andi Eigenmann. Contributed photo by Odyssey Flores

Brillante Mendoza waves at the audience. Beside him are actresses Jaclyn Jose and Andi Eigenmann. Contributed photo by Odyssey Flores

“Ma’ Rosa” by Brillante Mendoza receive standing ovation at Cannes. Contributed photo by Odyssey Flores

“Ma’ Rosa” by Brillante Mendoza receive standing ovation at Cannes. Contributed photo by Odyssey Flores

Ma’ Rosa” cast and team at the Cannes Film Festival. Contributed photo by David Fabros

Ma’ Rosa” cast and team at the Cannes Film Festival. Contributed photo by David Fabros

Ma’ Rosa” cast and team at the Cannes Film Festival. Contributed photo by David Fabros

Ma’ Rosa” cast and team at the Cannes Film Festival. Contributed photo by David Fabros

Brillante Mendoza talks to media on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Contributed photo by David Fabros

Brillante Mendoza talks to media on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Contributed photo by David Fabros

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