ACF Asian Cinema Fund

Script Development Fund

2007 Script Development Fund

LIST Service
Category Asian Project
Project Service
Director Brillante MENDOZA
Country Philippines
Director's Profile Brilllante MENDOZA started his career as a production designer in feature films, television and theater. He has been working in television commercials for the past 10 years. His 4th feature film <Foster Child>(2007) was selected at the Directors’ Fortnight of Cannes Film Festival and the following film <Tirador> will be premiered at 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film follows two storylines that converge during the last act. The first story follows, Nanay Flor, owner of a third-class movie house that has become a place where prostitutes and paying customers meet. Nanay Flor and her grandson Jonas go on a trip to La Union to attend the fifth hearing of a bigamy case filed by Nanay Flor against her husband. The second story follows the family that Nanay Flor leaves behind in that same morning to look after the movie theater.
Director's Note
2008 Cannes International Film Festival - Competition
2008 Busan International Film Festival - A Window on Asain Cinema
2008 Festival Paris Cinema
2008 New York Film Festival
2008 Seoul Independent Film Festival
Still Cut