THOMASIAN filmmaker Brillante Mendoza won multiple awards in the 69th Venice International Film Festival for his film Thy Womb.

Mendoza received La Navicella Venezia Cinema award, a collateral prize given by a group of Italian film criticc.

Mendoza also received the Premio della Fondazione Entedello Spettacolo e della Rivista del Cinematografo and the P. Nazareno Taddei (special mention) award in the film festival.

Thy Womb, starring veteran actress Nora Aunor, tells the story of a Badjao midwife suffering from infertility. This is the second film by Mendoza to compete in Venice, after his 2009 film Lola.

Mendoza finished BS Advertising Arts at the old College of Architecture and Finbe Arts in 1982. Andre Arnold T. Santiago

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