Beauty QueenDirected by Myra Aquino
1942, Pampanga, Philippines– When the Empire of Japan invades the Philippines during WWII, Remedios, a beauty queen, runs to the mountains with her brother to join the Hukbalahap resistance. From there, she struggles to find the strength to be who she needs to be for her country– while still unapologetically being herself.
Directed by Myra Aquino
Produced by Tita Pambid, Reuben Domingo, Myra Aquino
Written by Myra Aquino, Eric Hwang
Director’s Bio: Myra Aquino is a writer-director from Guam and the Philippines and a graduate of the UCLA MFA Directing program. Her film BEAUTY QUEEN won the 2020 First Place Gold Circle Award from the Caucus Foundation and Best Short Film from the 2021 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. She’s passionate about telling stories that explore multiculturalism and globalization in Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and other underrepresented communities.
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