Thy Womb is Creative and Fearless; Deserves All its Awards – Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda hailed Brillante Mendoza’s latest film “Thy Womb” as a creative and fearless contribution to Filipino filmmaking, and added that it deserved the seven awards it garnered at the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Brillante Mendoza won Best Production Design and Best Director, while Odyssey Flores won Best Cinematography, Henry Burgos won Best Original Story, and Nora Aunor won Best Actress for “Thy Womb”. The film also won the Gender Sensitivity Special Award for the Mainstream category, and the Gatpuno Villegas Award.

“The Senate earlier recognized the independent filmmaker Brillante Mendoza through Senate Resolution 871 for winning both the La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award of the critics’ circle Journal of Cinema, and the P. Nazareno Taddei Award Special Mention at the 69th Venice International Film Festival,” Legarda explained.

She noted that in late November, he was also awarded Best Director Award at the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane, Australia.

“These awards bring to the fore the immense talent of Filipino filmmakers as a whole,” she remarked.

“Thy Womb” was released in 2012 and stars Aunor, Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, and Mercedes Cabral. Aunor also won numerous recognitions, including the Best Actress Award at the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

“I highly recommend Thy Womb as it explores the intricacies of rural life largely through the eyes of a Badjao midwife, thereby revealing new facets of the plight of Filipino indigenous peoples,” she stressed.

“Mendoza tackles heavy subject matter that our society needs to pay attention to, and does his part in encouraging other filmmakers to push the boundaries of art and storytelling,” Legarda concluded.***




  • T_O_S_H_I_O

    It does deserve seven awards! I’m looking forward to see this movie. Ni recommend ni Senator Loren then this must be really really good! 🙂

    • HirayaManawari

      Check out his other works such as “Kinatay” and “Captive”. Talagang masasabi kong genius siya.

  • KevinMcCalliste

    “These awards bring to the fore the immense talent of Filipino filmmakers as a whole,”

    that’s right madam senator Legarda. Such exposure can showcase our art internationally. Congrats to Mr. Mendoza, More power to you!

  • HirayaManawari

    napanood ko na yung gawa ni Direk at masasabi ko talagang world class ito. ” Kinatay” palang napapanood ko pero paniguradong patok na naman itong Thy Womb. May recommendation pa ng senator.

  • barbiedull

    daming nagrerecommend sa kin na watch ko daw yung gawa ni mr. mendoza but now pati pala senator ay nirerecommend na. I’d love to watch this film. Showing na kaya ito?