‘Taklub’ wins in Spain
Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Taklub” won best film at the first MónFilmat Festival Internacional de Cinema I Paisatge, held recently in Amposta, Catalonia, Spain. Mendoza told the Inquirer that he was “surprised but happy” about this latest honor.
The fest’s jurors, which consisted of actors and critics, awarded the top prize to Mendoza’s film on Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) which shows the “fighting ability (resilience) of the Filipino people.” MónFilmat highlights films that feature the “landscape not just as part of the action, but also as an actor.”
The fest aims to “reclaim cinema as a collective experience,” with outdoor screenings. Bayani San Diego Jr.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.