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What Mendoza thinks of ‘Mindanao’ being PH entry to 93rd Oscars — 26.11.2020

Brillante Mendoza

There’s still so much work to be done,” said multiawarded indie filmmaker Brillante Mendoza of the fact that his dramatic film “Mindanao” has been chosen to represent the country to compete in the international features film category of the 93rd Academy Awards.

Mendoza said he was aware that work doesn’t end with the fact that his film was picked as the country’s representative, “because if we are to take this competition seriously, we still have to campaign for the film, to make sure that majority of the Oscars’ selection committee—with members numbering in the thousands—will be able to see it.”

Starring Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon, “Mindanao” is already Mendoza’s third film project to be chosen as Philippine representative to the Oscars. The first was “Ma’ Rosa” in 2017, and the second, Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s “Verdict,” (which Mendoza produced) in 2020.

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