Sunday Beauty Queen
Sunday Jun 11 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
Part of the Filipino Film Festival 2017
Directed by Baby Ruth Villarama. Hong Kong/Japan/Philippines/UK/Macao. 2016. 95 mins.
Filipino, Tagalog, English, and Cantonese with English subtitles.
Beneath Hong Kong's glittering facade, is a corps of Filipina domestic helpers working in relative anonymity and for near slave wages. In a beauty pageant like no other in the world, five helpers give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity. Follow a group of expatriate domestic workers in Hong Kong as they prepare to take part in an annual beauty pageant.
Read the Variety review.