Local directors Lav Diaz and Brillante Mendoza are now members of The Academy

BY
Joan Leary

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06/30/2017 02:35 PM
Local directors Lav Diaz and Brillante Mendoza are now members of The Academy
Photo credits to Ruben Nepales FB

 

Journalist Ruben Nepales recently confirmed on Facebook that acclaimed directors Lav Diaz and Brillante Mendoza are among the newest members of the prestigious award-giving body The Academy also known as The Oscars. Other new members are Barry Jenkins, Tran Ann Hung, Guy Ritchie, Hector Olivera and Tom Ford.


Brillante is known for his award-winning movies such as “Service” (2008), “Kinatay” (2009), “Thy Womb” (2012) and “Ma Rosa” (2016) to name a few. Lav, on the other hand, is known for the films “Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis” (2016) and “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (2016).