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Director
Brillante Mendoza
Filmography
2005 Masahista/The Masseur
2006 Kaleldo/Summer Heat
2006 Manoro/The Teacher
2007 Foster Child

Biography
Born in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines in 1960. He studied advertising at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He started his career as a production designer in feature films, television, theater and eventually in television advertising for the past 10 years. His first feature film, The Masseur, won a Golden Leopard award in the video section at the 2005 Locarno IFF and screened at the “Independence Days” Section of the Thessaloniki IFF 2005. Foster Child screened at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes IFF 2007

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Foster Child / Brillante Mendoza

Τhelma, together with her husband Dado and two teenage sons Gerald and Yuri, are a poor urban family, hired by a local Foster Care Facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned babies, pending the latter’s formal adoption.The inevitable separation is always a heart-rending event for the foster family. This is the story of such an event, when Thelma’s latest foster child John-John is to be turned over to his adoptive American parents. Every moment with 3-year-old John-John becomes precious as Thelma goes through the day fulfilling her duties for the last time.Accompanied by the social worker Bianca,Thelma and Yuri deliver John-John to the plush hotel where the elderly American couple are staying.


Director:Brillante Mendoza
Script:Ralston Joel Jover
Cinematography:Odyssey Flores
Editing:Charliebebs Gohetia
Sound:Emmanuel Clemente
Music:Jerrold Tarog. Καλλιτεχνική διεύθυνση: Benjamin Padero
With:Cherry Pie Picache (Thelma), Eugene Domingo (Bianca), Jiro Manio (Yuri), Dan Alvaro (Dado), Alwyn Uytingco (Gerald), Kier Segundo (John-John)
Producer:Robbie Tan
Production:Seiko Films
Production Country:Philippines
Format:35mm, Color
Duration:98'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Monday, November 19, 2007 - 20:00
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 19:30
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