Brillante Mendoza’s second movie in Cannes got him the best director award.
Kinatay is a movie about 24 hours of a policeman’s life. He gets married in the morning then gets to help the older policemen in raping and hacking a prostitute to pieces then spreading the body parts around Manila.
His last year’s movie was Serbis, a movie about a porn theater in where else but Manila.
Previous Cannes entries from the Philippines
1978 Insiang (Lino Brocka)
1980 Jaguar (Lino Brocka)
1981 Bona (Lino Brocka)
1984 Bayan Ko: Kapit Sa Patalim (Lino Brocka)
Mendoza also directed
- Tirador (2007),
- Foster Child (2007),
- Manoro and Kaleldo (2006), and
- Masahista (2005).
Palme d’Or (Golden Palm Award): Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon) by Michael Haneke (Austria)
Grand Prix: Un Prophete (A Prophet) by Jacques Audiard (France)
Jury Prize: Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold; Bak-Jwi (Thirst) by Park Chan-Wook
Un Certain Regard:Police Adjective by Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania) –top jury prize
Independencia by Raya Martin, a historical drama starring Sid Lucero and Tetchie Agbayani
Screened with 10 others, but not in competition:
Manila by Adolfo Alix Jr. and Raya Martin, starring Piolo Pascual
Sabongero by Filipino-American Janice Perez
Manong Maong by Aissa Penafiel and Miguel Ocampo
62nd Cannes Film Festival
May 14- 24, 2009