Helmed by prolific Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, "Ma'Rosa" tells the story of a couple who owns a sari-sari store and moonlights as drug dealers in a poor neighborhood in Manila. It is the 4th Cannes entry of Mendoza, who won the award for "Best Director" at the said festival in 2009 for his film "Kinatay." In 2015, Mendoza's movie "Taklub" was given the "Ecumenical Jury-Prize Special Mention" award.
Below is the complete list of winners at this year's Cannes Film Festival:
Palme d’Or - “I, Daniel Blake” (Ken Loach, U.K.)
Grand Prix - “It’s Only the End of the World” (Xavier Dolan, Canada-France)
Best Director (tie) - Olivier Assayas, “Personal Shopper” (France), and Cristian Mungiu, “Graduation” (Romania)
Best Actor - Shahab Hosseini, “The Salesman” (Iran)
Best Actress - Jac…