Renowned filmmaker, Brillante Mendoza announced on Saturday that his film Ma'Rosa which won Jaclyn Jose the award of best actress at the 69th Cannes film festival, will be having a nationwide release. 

Further information on which cinemas will be screening the film is still unknown and yet to be announced.

Mendoza also talked about how he wants the film to be a box office success in the country, especially now that it won Jaclyn Jose an award and how abuzz the news is with the film.

"So ano'ng dapat natin gawin dun? Ang pagbabago sa sarili natin, sa mismong sarili natin. Hindi kailangan ng sinuman, kung sinuman ang naka-upo. Hindi naman kasi niya kayang baguhin ang ating pamumuhay o ang buhay natin kundi tayo mismo (ang magbago). Dahil mirror ito ng totoong buhay, kahit papaano makapag-isip tayo,"he remarked

Ma'Rosa tells the story of husband (Julio Diaz) and wife (Jaclyn Jose) who owns a small sari-sari store and sells some drugs to make ends meet. A buy-bust operation occurs forcing them to give up to the demands of the corrupt police officials. 

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