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Brillante Mendoza

Brillante Mendoza
Mendoza at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, September 2012
Born (1960-06-30) 30 June 1960
San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas
Occupation Film director
Years active 2005–present

Brillante Mendoza (born 30 July 1960) is a Filipino film director.[1] He was born and raised in San Fernando, Pampanga. He took Advertising Arts of the then College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas.[2]

Mendoza won Best Director at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival for his film Kinatay.

He has directed sixteen films since 2005. He won the award for Best Director for his film Kinatay at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.[3] His 2009 film Lola won the award for Best Film at the 6th Dubai International Film Festival.[4] His 2012 film Captive was shown in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.[5]

His 2012 film Thy Womb competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.[6]


Year Title Notes
2005 The Masseur
2006 Summer Heat
2007 Pantasya
Foster Child
2008 Service Main Competition (2008 Cannes Film Festival)
Nominated—Palme d'Or
2009 Kinatay Main Competition (2009 Cannes Film Festival)
Winner of Best Director award
Nominated—Palme d'Or
Grandmother Main Competition (2009 Venice Film Festival)
Nominated—Golden Lion
2012 Captive Main Competition (2012 Berlin Film Festival)
Nominated—Golden Bear
(starring Isabelle Huppert)
Thy Womb Main Competition (2012 Venice Film Festival)
Nominated—Golden Lion
(starring Nora Aunor)
2013 Sapi
2015 Taklub In-production


  1. ^ "Brilliante Mendoza: Philippines' celebrated and divisive director". CNN. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Pagdukot sa mga Burnham, isinapelikula". varsitarian. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Kinatay". Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Dubai International Film Festival – 2009 Winners". Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  5. ^ "First Films for the Competition and Berlinale Special". Berlin Film Festival. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Venezia 69". labiennale. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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