ENTERTAINMENT: Brillante Mendoza Wins “Best Director” in Malaysia

Brillante Mendoza's Film to Compete in the Cannes Film Festival

Filmmaker Brillante Mendoza has just won another award. He bagged the Best Director award for his movie “Ma’ Rosa” at the 2017 Malaysia Global Awards.

This is the second Best Director award he got after the one at the Gijon International Film Festival last November.

His movie, “Ma’ Rosa” stars Jacklyn Jose, a mother who operates a convenience store while selling drugs on the side with her husband to make ends meet. Jose won Best Actress earlier at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler, Neil Ryan Sese, Mercedes Cabral, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jomari Angeles, Felix Roco, Mon Confiado, Maria Isabel Lopez and Andi Eigenmann, Jaclyn Jose’s daughter, are also in the movie.

The Malaysia Golden Global Awards, established in 2016, aims to promote Malaysia and international film productions by recognizing and rewarding excellent film and filmmakers.

Congrats direk!

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