What is Brillante Mendoza’s role in Sona?

/ 07:09 PM July 06, 2016
BRILLANTE Ma. Mendoza  Eloisa Lopez

Brillante Mendoza. FILE PHOTO (Eloisa Lopez)

Internationally-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza will lend a hand in directing President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 27.

Mendoza was offered the job as revealed last week by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.


Mendoza will be selecting the video presentations to be shown while the President delivers his speech.

“We want to make it very real, very sincere. The essence is to communicate with the people. So there is no embellishment, very straight to the point,” the director said during the press screening of his film “Ma’ Rosa” on Monday.


Mendoza said he has yet to talk personally with the President but he added they “will meet soon.”

As one of the renowned Filipino filmmakers today, Mendoza has produced and directed several independent films that garnered awards and recognitions at prestigious international film festivals.

He won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for his film “Kinatay” in 2009.

“Ma’ Rosa”, Mendoza’s latest opus and third entry to the Cannes main competetion, took home the Best Actress Award for Jaclyn Jose last May. TVJ



‘Ma’ Rosa’ opens today in select cinemas nationwide


Jaclyn Jose wins best actress at Cannes for ‘Ma’ Rosa’

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