Acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is at the forefront of independent Philippine cinema. His work features ordinary people in extraordinary situations - stories rooted in real life - offering a gritty, no-holds-barred snapshot of life in the Philippines. Mendoza's films, such as "Kinatay", "Lola" and "Ma'Rosa" have garnered awards and accolades from Cannes to Venice. Now he takes a seat on the other side of the judging table as a member of the jury for the eighth edition of the MyFrenchFilmFestival. Brillante Mendoza joins us in the studio.