Paulo Coelho praises Brillante Mendoza movie ‘Kinatay’

Paulo Coelho praises Brillante Mendoza movie ‘Kinatay’

  • A movie starring Coco Martin was applauded by well-known Brazilian author, Paolo Coelho.
  • He said that it has been the most disturbing movie he watched this year. 

Brillante Mendoza‘s film, Kinatay, that earned him the best director trophy at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in 2009 was noticed by a lot of well-known personalities.

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This time, it was tweeted by award-winning Brazilian author Paolo Coelho.

In his caption, he described the film as one of the “most disturbing movies” he watched this year.

He also complimented the director himself, screenplay, and the actors.

Coelho added that if it was directed by American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, it would’ve been shortlisted for an Oscar.

Mendoza replied to the tweet and said that Tarantino actually wrote him a letter and congratulated him when he won the Cannes award.

Kinatay was about a criminology student, played by Coco Martin. He joined a syndicate to earn a living for his family.

The film was shown in the 2009 Cinemalaya Film Festival and has also premiered at the Cannes the same year Mendoza won the Best Director Award.

Coelho wrote famous books such as The AlchemistBy the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, Brida, and  Veronika Decides to Die.

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