Virgin Forest

Brillante Mendoza / Philippines



From 26th october to 26th november

Film Information

Year: 2022

Duration: 113'

Language: VOSE / VOSC

Genre: Thriller


A photographer, tasked with capturing a rare mountain flower, accidentally discovers some women trapped in a hidden brothel for illegal loggers. This changes his goal, given the need to save them.


Brillante Mendoza (Philippines, 1960) is a director and producer. He is the first Filipino to receive the best director award at Cannes for his film Kinatay in 2009. He is also the only Filipino to have received the distinction of “Chevalier de la Orden de las Artes y las Letras” from France in 2014. He was more than forty years old when he directed his first film, Masahista, which won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2005. His films have repeatedly received awards and nominations at the main festivals such as Venice, Berlin, Cannes, San Sebastián and Cairo.