Brillante Mendoza bags Best Director for Kinatay in Cannes 2009

from AFP:

“Brillante Mendoza of the Philippines on Sunday picked up the best director prize at the Cannes film festival for his dark movie ‘Kinatay’.”

I love the Brillante Mendoza quote:

“This is not just entertainment,

these kinds of stories are real”.

twit about it an use the hashtag: #kinatay

Here’s some blog coverage so far:

Cannes, May 24: The winners

Cannes #4: What were they thinking of?

Cannes is over…and PHILIPPINES’ BRILLANTE MENDOZA BAGS THE BEST

Winners Announced: Tarantino Saves Another Career

Cannes 2009 errr Predix

Cannes Film Festival prize winners

Cannes ’09: Brillante Mendoza wins best director

Best Director: Brillante Mendoza for “Kinatay

an excerpt:

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