Legarda Hails Brillante Mendoza’s “Thy Womb”December 21, 2012
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR BRILLANTE MENDOZA’S LATEST FILM THY WOMB AS A CREATIVE AND FEARLESS CONTRIBUTION TO FILIPINO FILMMAKING.
“The Senate earlier recognized the independent filmmaker Brillante Mendoza through Senate Resolution 871 for winning both the La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award of the critics’ circle Journal of Cinema, and the P. Nazareno Taddei Award Special Mention Thy Womb at the 69th Venice International Film Festival,” she explained.
Legarda noted that in late November, he was also awarded Best Director Award at the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane, Australia.
“These awards bring to the fore the immense talent of Filipino filmmakers as a whole,” she remarked.
Thy Womb was released in 2012 and stars Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, and Mercedes Cabral. Aunor was also won numerous recognitions, including the Best Actress Award at the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
“I highly recommend Thy Womb as Direk Brillante explores in it the intricacies of rural life largely through the eyes of a Badjao midwife, thereby revealing new facets of the plight of Filipino indigenous peoples,” she added.
“Mendoza tackles heavy subject matter that our society needs to pay attention to, and this does its part in encouraging other filmmakers to push the boundaries of art and storytelling,” Legarda concluded.