Sunday Beauty Queen, 2016, 1hr 35mins
**Winner: Best Picture, Metro Manila Film Festival 2016
Director: Babyruth Villarama
Stars: Rudelie Acosta, Cherrie Bretana, Chuck Gutierrez
Winning the Best Picture in the annual Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 in the Philippines, Sunday Beauty Queen is a documentary film directed which follows a group of expatriate domestic workers in Hong Kong as they prepare to take part in an annual beauty pageant.
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Tuos, 2016, 77mins
**Official entry to Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2016 (Philippines)
Director: Roderick Cabrido
Stars: Nora Aunor, Elora Españo, Ronwaldo Martin
Pina-ilog is chosen to be their village’s “Binukot”, a maiden selected as the fairest amongst the women in her village, confined to her house, never allowed to go outside. She is chosen to keep the traditions alive, memorizing the chants, dances, and performing them.
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