Die Beautiful tells the story of a transgender woman named Trisha, played by Paolo Ballesteros, whose award-winning acting and amazing makeup transformations earned him recognition at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Die Beautiful is among the eight official entries to the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival.
The other films are Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 #ForeverIsNotEnough, Kabisera, Oro, Saving Sally, Seklusyon, Sunday Beauty Queen, and Vince & Kath & James.
Here are some scenes from the official trailer of Die Beautiful:
Trisha is a regular at beauty pageants. She makes a living out of joining, and winning, these ubiquitous contests.
One night, as she is being crowned as the winner, she falls dead. Her conservative family wants to bury Trisha as a man.
But Trisha’s wish is to be transformed into a different celebrity on each night during her wake. Her friends conspire to fulfill Trisha’s dying wish, changing her look from Katy Perry to Angelina Jolie, among other celebrities.
Die Beautiful, directed by Jun Lana, will be shown on December 25, 2016 to January 7, 2017. The much-awaited MMFF Awards Night is set on December 29.
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