Brillante Mendoza's 'Alpha, The Right to Kill' wins at Beaune film fest

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 07 2019 05:01 PM

MANILA – Brillante Mendoza’s film “Alpha, The Right to Kill” was again recognized at an international film festival.

As posted in its official website, Mendoza’s film bagged the Jury Prize Ex-Aequo at this year’s Beaune International Police Film Festival which was held in France from April 3 to 7.

Also receiving the same recognition was Italy’s “Piranhas” directed by Claudio Giovannesi.

Since 2009, the international festival “offers a panorama of the best crime films from around the world.”

Written by Troy Espiritu, “Alpha, The Right to Kill” is set against the backdrop of the Philippine government's war on drugs.

Espiritu was also the writer of Mendoza's Netflix series "Amo" and his 2016 Cannes Film Festival entry “Ma’ Rosa.”

In 2009, Mendoza was hailed Best Director in the prestigious festival for his film "Kinatay" and has since gone to produce an extensive body of work.

Here is the trailer of Mendoza's latest film "Alpha, The Right to Kill":

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