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Brillante Mendoza

Brillante Mendoza is a Philippine director and producer. He is the first Filipino to receive the Best Director award at Cannes for his film Kinatay in 2009. He is also the only Filipino to receive France's "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres" (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2014. He was born on October 30, 1960, in San Fernando... See full bio »

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Mindanao Director
Thy Womb Director
Summer Heat Director


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 2021 Payback
 2021 Gensan Punch (directed by)
 2019 Mindanao (as Brillante Ma Mendoza)
 2018 Lakbayan (segment "Desfocado/Defocused")
 2018 Alpha: The Right to Kill (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)
 2017 Amo (TV Mini Series) (13 episodes)
- The Escape (2017)
- The Cover-up (2017)
- The Kidnap (2017)
- The Asset (2017)
 2017 Brillante Mendoza Presents (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Habilin (2017)
- Kadaugan (2017)
- Anak (2017)
- Panata (2017)
- Pagtatapos (2017)
 2016 Art Through Our Eyes (Short) (segment "Amorsolo's Dream")
 2016 Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections (segment "Shiniuma")
 2016 Pagpupugay: a Tribute (Short)
 2016 Debut: Max's (Short)
 2016 Ma' Rosa
 2016 Rider: Max's (Short)
 2016 Kasal: Wedding (Short)
 2015 Trap
 2013 Sapi
 2013 Ang Kamera (Short)
 2012 Thy Womb (as Brillante Ma Mendoza)
 2012/I Captive (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)
 2011 Purple (Short)
 2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tungkod (2011) ... (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)
 2011 Quattro Hongkong 2 (segment "Purple")
 2010 Ayos ka (Short)
 2009/I Grandmother (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)
 2009 Kinatay (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)
 2008 Service (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)
 2007 Slingshot
 2007 Foster Child
 2007 Pantasya (as Dante Mendoza)
 2006 Manoro (Documentary)
 2006 Summer Heat
 2005 The Masseur
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Alternate Names:

Brillante Ma. Mendoza | Brillante Ma Mendoza | Brilliante Mendoza | Dante Mendoza

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You know The Philippines is the only country with eight local film festivals that gives grants to filmmakers. These local film festivals have also become an avenue to budding filmmakers to showcase their talents; eventually, exposing themselves for more projects. In addition, the spring of amateur and potential filmmakers through the democratization of filmmaking thanks to the advancement of ... See more »


Received the Special Honorary Award at the Cinema One Originals in 2009. See more »

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