Brillante Mendoza’s Taklub to be honored at the French Film Festival

To commemorate the two decade run of the French Film Festival, two films will be screened at the red carpet opening night on June 3 at Greenbelt 5. The opening French film, La Famille Bélier (The Bélier Family), tells the story of a provincial deaf-mute family that must deal with the desire of their daughter to study music in Paris. 

On the same night, TaklubBrillante Mendoza’s latest film and the only Philippine entry to the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, will be premiering at the festival’s red carpet opening night.

Superstar Nora Aunor is set to walk the red carpet for the Philippine premier of Brillante Mendoza's TAKLUB ('Trap') at the opening of the French Film Festival on the 3rd of June.

Produced by Sen. Loren Legarda with the support of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Philippine Information Agency, Taklub follows the lives of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda and contains themes on disaster risk reduction and climate change. 

The film comes at a very crucial period before 195 countries come together this December in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) to conclude an ambitious, universal, and legally binding agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Brillante Mendoza’s Taklub special screening 

Photo via Marvin Sanchez

After receiving a special commendation from the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the recent Cannes Film Festival, Brillante Mendoza’s film Taklub has it's special screening on June 1at the SM Aura Cinema 2 where the cast and crew of the film were all invited courtesy of SM headed by Ms. Millie Dizon.

The film was shot mainly in Tacloban, Leyte. Government officials like Councilor Cristina Gonzales, Congressman Martin Romuladez and Atty. Tecson Lim were also present at the screening.

Also in attendance were people from the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation headed by Mr. Alfred Li.

Director Brillante Mendoza is thankful to the people of Tacloban who travelled to Manila to watch the film.

Taklub is set to enter major international festivals after its recognition in Cannes.

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