strongSCOOP PIC:/strong Director Brillante Mendoza was conferred the title Chevalier (Knight) in the

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Jan 24, 2014
SCOOP PIC: Director Brillante Mendoza was conferred the title Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception held in Makati City led by French ambassador Gilles Garachon last night, January 23. In his acceptance speech, Direk Brillante said, "Today, I am being conferred the recognition from the country that gave us the earliest filmmakers in history, Auguste and Louis Lumiere. What more can a filmmaker from a developing country ask for, after being recognized by France? All I can humbly say is...Merci Beaucoup!"
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