Critically acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza has bagged another Best Director plum.
His film Ma' Rosa was honored at the 54th Gijon International Film Festival, a Spanish-based organization.
Premio Mejor Director para BRILLANTE MENDOZA por MA' ROSA pic.twitter.com/EngMwvhsY1— Gijon Film Festival (@Gijonfilmfest) November 26, 2016
On Saturday night, November 26, 2016, the only Filipino who won in the said festival took to Twitter to thank the organization for his latest feat.
Thank you to the 54th Gijon Intl Film Fest for the Best Director award for #MaRosa— Brillante Mendoza (@brillante_ma) November 26, 2016
The Pinoy filmmaker was chosen as winner by an international jury.
Last May, the Cannes Best Actress award went to Ma' Rosa lead star Jaclyn Jose, making her the first from the Philippines and South East Asia to win the said honor.
Ma' Rosa tackled the struggles of a mother captured by corrupt policemen for selling illegal drugs.
The cast was comprised of Andi Eigenmann, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler, Neil Ryan Sese, Mercedes Cabral, Mark Anthony Fernandez, and Maria Isabel Lopez.
Brillante Mendoza previously earned the Best Director trophy for his film Kinatay at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.