28th Tokyo International Film Festival

CROSSCUT ASIA #02 The Heat of Philippine Cinema

In cooperation with Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka


[ LOLA ]

Director:Brillante Ma Mendoza


10/24 13:40-  Ticket sales have closed.  
10/28 21:10-  Ticket sales have closed.  

110min. Tagalog Color | 2009 France=The Philippines | 


Lola Sepa's grandson was killed by the sudden violence. Though devastated, she and her family are poor and do not have enough money for a proper burial nor the legal pursuit to bring justice for her beloved grandson. The suspected murderer of this case is Lola Puring’s grandson. She is committed to get him out of jail, but doesn't have the bail money. It breaks her heart to see him behind bars. At the court, the two grandmothers face one another. Both frail and poor, each is determined to do everything for her grandson. The future of the case is dependent on a grandmotherly love…

Schedule & TicketData


10/24 13:40 - (110min)


Guest (tentative): Q&A: Brillante Ma. Mendoza(Director), Wilson Tieng(Distributor/Producer)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/28 21:10 - (110min)


Q&A : Brillante Ma. Mendoza(Director)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


Situation of seats

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Brillante Ma Mendoza

Brillante Ma Mendoza is a living national treasure of Philippine independent cinema. He is one of the most prominent and important Filipino filmmakers today, showing authentic Filipino stories to the world. He is the first Filipino to compete and won in three major international film festivals (Cannes, Venice and Berlin).

Director : Brillante Ma Mendoza
Executive Producer : Didier Costet
Producer : Ferdinand Lapuz
Screenplay : Linda Casimiro
Cinematographer : Odyssey Flores
Production Designer : Dante Mendoza
Film Editor : Kats Serraon
Music : Teresa Barrozo
Sound : Albert Michael Idioma
Sound : Addiss Tabong

Anita Linda
Rustica Carpio
Tanya Gomez
Jhong Hilario
Ketchup Eusebio

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