Saturday, March 20, 2010

Brillante Mendoza’s "Lola" won in the Miami International FilmFest

Filipino director Brillante “Dante” Mendoza’s winning streak is not yet over. After winning the Best Driector at last year's Cannes Film Festival in France for his film "Kinatay", her latest film “Lola” won the Grand Knight Award which is equivalent to the Grand Jury Prize in the world competition category of the 27th Miami International Film Festival in the US held from March 5 to March 14, according to the event's official website.

The Filipino film bested eleven other entries from filmmakers in the World Competition, the category that celebrates the works of up-and-coming moviemakers from around the world.

Mendoza took home the prize of US$25,000 from the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The movie “Lola” or “Grandmother” is about two elderly women who bear the consequences of a robbery-homicide incident involving their respective grandsons–one is the victim, the other is the suspect.

Top-billed by Anita Linda and Rustica Carpio, “Lola” also won the Second Best Picture at the Venice Film Festival last year and the Best Film award in Dubai.

1 comment:

baterya said...

:-D this is good news.. galing talaga.. got to see this film release na ba to sa dvd


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