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Brillante Mendoza

Born in San Fernando in the Philippines in 1960, Brillante Mendoza studied advertising design at Santo Tomas University in Manila. Beginning his career as a production designer on feature films, television productions and commercials, in 2005 he founded his own production company, Centerstage. His directorial debut, the drama The Masseur, won a Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival in 2005. In 2008 Mendoza was a guest of the Berlinale’s Forum section where he won the Caligari Film Award for Tirador. In 2009 his film Kinatay won Best Director Award in Cannes. In 2012, he directed Captive. (Source : Berlin Film Festival)

Selected filmography

see also: Directors, Scriptwriters