Bravo on your diffcult troubling work

The following note was written by Quentin Tarantino in May of this year whilst at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. In it, Tarantino congratulates fellow nominee Brilliante Mendoza on his film Kinatay, a movie which triumphed at the festival and beat Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds to win the Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director). On a related note, it’s interesting to know that Tarantino hand writes all of his scripts, either in black or red ink.

Transcript follows. Image courtesy of chuvaness.

Image: chuvaness


Dear Mr. Mendoza

Bravo on your diffcult troubling work. Your decission to never dramatize the murder, never indulge in movie suspense…. was bold, daring, and to me, the whole point of making the movie in the first place. I felt it was completely a eyewitness acount of a horroble murder. I believed everything I saw. Your point wasnt to dramatize it. It was to capture it.


Quentin Tarantino