Brillante Mendoza on the hardships he faced

Brillante Mendoza on the struggles he face distributing and filming his new film Kinatay

Brillante MENDOZAKinatay is the new film from controversial director Brillante Mendoza. His film was received with mixed reviews at this years Cannes. But he ended up winning the Best Director prize at the festival. His new film tells the story of a young man who tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes up job that will give him 2000 dollars but it involves killing a woman.

The film was extremely gruesome and very difficult to watch. Here is an interview with director that highlights the hardships he had to face to protect his film. Watch the interviews after the jump. Click the links below to see the video for yourself.


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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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