Brillante Mendoza pays tribute to Yolanda survivors with his new film, ‘Taklub’ The director said “Taklub” is “basically, the story of survivors in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda, how they survived, how they picked up almost one year after the storm.”
He is set to visit SM City San Pablo and he will facilitate a film appreciation workshop for his movie taklub by the end of August. Headlined by Superstar Nora Aunor, the star of Mendoza’s internationally acclaimed “Thy Womb”, the film also stars Julio Diaz, Lou Veloso, Ruby Ruiz and Soliman Cruz. For Mendoza and his cast and crew, the film is “a loving tribute to the survivors.”
“Before we started filming ‘Taklub’ in Tacloban, I told my cast and crew that we are going there not just to make a movie but also to pay our respects to the survivors. Gusto naming makiramay sa mga namatayan, sa mga nawalan ng pamilya, sa mga nawalan ng bahay at mga nawalan ng pamumuhay,” he noted.
In deciding to make a film about Yolanda survivors, Mendoza said he wants to share with viewers what it’s really like to be among those who lost almost everything and everyone they hold dear after one of the most devastating disasters in recent history.
“Most of us kasi are outsiders to what happened. Many of us have not been or have never been to Tacloban before and after Yolanda. So we’ve only seen and heard what happened in the news. Iba pa rin yung point of view nung mga tunay na naka-experience nitong bagyong ito. Paano ba binubuo ng mga survivors ang buhay nila months after what happened? That’s what I hope to share in this film,” he pointed out.
“For sure, the film will be seen by Filipino audiences,”assured Mendoza. Get the chance to meet and greet the reknowed Director this coming August 29-30,2016 in SM City San Pablo and be part of the launch of the Brilante Mendoza Film Festival. Reserve your tickets now for the one day film appreciastion and special screening of the movie taklub on August 30,2016 8:00AM by contacting Ms. Nina Rada thru her email at firstname.lastname@example.org. FILM App ticket is for PHP 250.00