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Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro welcomes Brillante Mendoza
to the reception hosted by the Philippine Embassy.



(L-R) Brillante Mendoza, Edouard Waintrop, Artistic Director   of the
24th Fribourg Film International Film Festival, and    Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro
at the reception. 


Swiss film aficionados and the Filipino community inside the theater.

Brillante Mendoza's Film "LOLA" Unveils at the
24th Fribourg International Film Festival


14 March 2010
Fribourg- The Philippine Embassy in Berne reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that award winning Filipino Director Brillante “Dante” Mendoza’s film “LOLA” premiered at the 24th Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF).  The movie was viewed by over 300 film enthusiasts.  “LOLA,” which is included in the festival’s competition category is the first Filipino film to be commercially distributed in Switzerland.    
Prior to the premier showing of “LOLA,” the Philippine Embassy in Berne hosted a special reception for Director Mendoza at the Cap Cine lounge at the Manor in Fribourg.  Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro welcomed more than 150 guests, consisting mainly of jurors of the Film Festival, Swiss media critics and film aficionados, and members of Filipino community in Fribourg, Berne, and Zurich.
The Embassy in cooperation with the FIFF organizers will invite the crème of the Swiss film industry as well as Swiss and Filipino audiences.
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will be hosting a special reception for Award-winning Director Mendoza in Fribourg on 14 March 2010, on the day of the premier showing of his film “LOLA” at the Cap Cine 5 at the Manor in Fribourg.  The Embassy in cooperation with the FIFF organizers will invite the crème of the Swiss film industry as well as Swiss and Filipino audiences.
Lola (Grandmother) is a Filipino independent film about two grandmothers living in the slums of Malabon, Manila, who are trying to cope with the “loss” of their respective grandsons. Directed by Brillante “Dante” Mendoza, with a screenplay by Linda Casimiro, the film was the surprise pick at the 2009 Venice Film Festival as well as a winner in the 2009 Dubai International Film Festival.
 
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