Die Beautiful

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Die Beautiful

Directed by Jun Robles Lana

  • Philippines 2016; 120 min
  • Original version: Tagalog, Filipino
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Actor (Paolo Ballesteros), Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bables) - Gawad Urian
    • Special Jury Prize - Kerala IFF
    • Best Actor (Paolo Ballesteros), Audience Award - Tokyo IFF

Synopsis

Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman, suddenly dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant. Her last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each night of her wake, but her conservative father wants to bury her as a man. Trisha’s friends are left with no choice but to steal her body and hold the wake in a secret location. And as Trisha is transformed to look like different celebrities, they also look back at the colorful and extraordinary life that she has led - being a son, a sister, a mother, a friend, a lover, a wife, and ultimately, a queen.

Production

  • IDEAFIRST COMPANY

    Ferdinand Lapuz