Die Beautiful

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Mardi Gras Film Festival

Die Beautiful


Raffertys Theatre


18 March 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Shakira, Julia Roberts and more star in Die Beautiful… or at least their likeness does as portrayed by fabulous Filipino superstar Paolo Ballesteros.

Trisha Echevarria (Ballesteros) is a gorgeous transgender beauty queen who has built her world around the pageant scene. When her life comes to an abrupt end, her friends fulfil her dying wish to be dressed up as a different celebrity for each day of her wake. As her life is lovingly recounted through her roles as a mother, a friend, a girlfriend, a wife and above all else, a fabulous beauty queen, her looks start to gain her online fame.

This heartfelt film weaves together the conflicts the transgender community faces in the Philippines with a charming and vibrant universe to deliver a fun and colourful look at LGBTIQ life in the Philippines.

Sunday 18 March
PLEASE NOTE pre-show reel for ‘Die Beautiful’ will start at 4:48pm, with the film starting at 5pm

Suitable for ages 15+ only unless accompanied by an adult
Director: Juan Robles Lana
Producer: Lily Y Monteverde, Roselle Y Monteverde, Perci Intalan, Juan Robles Lana, Ferdinand Lapuz
Country: Philippines
Language: English, Tagalog with English subtitles
Cast: Paolo Ballesteros, Christian Bables, Joel Torre, Gladys Reyes, Luis Alandy, Albie Casino, Inah De Belen, IC Mendoza, Cedrick Juan, Lou Veloso, Mimi Juareza, Iza Calzado, Eugene Domingo
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Ticket Options

Queer Screen/Riverside Members $16
Adult $19
Concession $17
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65



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