When news hit that Brillante Mendoza’s film Ma’ Rosa was nominated at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, no one was surprised, as his other films films Serbis, Kinatay, and Taklub were screened in various editions of the festival. Serbis and Kinatay were nominated for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest distinction. Kinatay didn’t win the Palme d’Or, but it won the Best Director Award for Mendoza.
But the surprise was in the stars. Ma’ Rosa stars Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Andi Eigenmann, Maria Isabel Lopez, Felix Roco, and Jomari Angeles, and both Eigenmann and Lopez slayed. Eigenmann looked so good that she was included in the Vanity Fair 2016 Cannes Red Carpet’s Best Dressed Celebrities, and Lopez became a viral sensation because of her look.
Ma’ Rosa tells the story of husband and wife Nestor and Rosa who use a sari-sari store as a cover-up for a drug business. The film will be screened In Competition, against films by noted directors like Pedro Almodovar, Jim Jarmusch, Sean Penn, and Paul Verhoven.
Watch the video of the stars’ and the director’s entrance below:
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