IT seems like only yesterday when we interviewed Brillante "Dante" Mendoza and took pictures of him on Cannes' famous Croisette last year. Now, we just learne d the happy news that Dante is returning to Cannes this year but this time, his entry, "Serbis," is in the major event -- the in-competition category. We are so proud that another Pinoy filmmaker is following the Cannes path blazed by th e late great Lino Brocka. Dante is in great company. Just ponder the list of filmmakers whose films are a lso in competition this year: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Kaufman, Wim Wenders, Wal ter Salles, Atom Egoyan, Jia Zhangke, Steven Soderbergh and Arnaud Desplechin. Mabuhay ka, Dante!