Free Film Screening: Sunday Beauty Queen
n commemoration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos this December, the National Museum of the Philippines’ Visual Anthropology Program presents the film “Sunday Beauty Queen”. Directed by filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama, it will be shown for free on December 6, 2019 at 2:00PM at the 2F, Ayala Room, National Museum of Anthropology.
The film premiered at the Busan International Film Festival 2016 in South Korea, and won Best Picture and Best Editing, among other awards, in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016. It also won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Cinema Asia Film Festival 2017 in Netherlands. The film was also shown at the National Museum of Anthropology in June in celebration of Pride Month.
Shot over the period of four years, “Sunday Beauty Queen” follows a particular yet universal tale of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers), Filipino maids dream to become Hong Kong’s beauty queens, while revealing their lives lived with their employers. It features the real stories of Hazel Perdido, Mylyn Jacobo, Cherry Bretania, Leo Selomenio, and Rudelie Acosta, five women among the thousands of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) in Hong Kong working as domestic helpers. Every Sunday, these Filipino maids transform themselves into dazzling beauty queens, entertaining their fellow Filipinos and raising funds for distressed OFWs in need of help.
“Sunday Beauty Queen” is produced by Voyage Studios and TBA (Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Entertainment, Artikulo Uno Productions), the same team behind the box-office and critical hit “Heneral Luna”.
Director: Baby Ruth Villarama
Cinematographer: Dexter Dela Peña
Editor: Chuck Gutierrez
Sound: Alex Tomboc
Music: Emerzon Texon
Producer: Chuck Gutierrez
Executive Producers: Fernando Ortigas, Eduardo Rocha, Vincent Nebrida
For inquiries and reservations, kindly contact Museum Services Division through email: email@example.com or through landline: (02) 8527-0278.
Text by Voyage Studios and stylized poster from Voyage Studios