Saturday, 24 December 2016

Movie Review: Sunday Beauty Queen

Sunday Beauty Queen is a real-life Cinderella tale of a Filipina house helper who dreams to be a Beauty Queen in Hong Kong. Beneath Hong Kong's glittering facade, Filipinas working as domestic helpers work 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. 

Be prepared as you will shed a few tears in this one. Villarama and his team does an excellent job of capturing the authentic emotion of the 5 OFWs that they follow and keenly selected significant chunk of scenes that will truly represent the heart of story of each individual. It's the kind of film with perspective that can only be derived from personal experience  rather than artifice. The music score is way too involved that it got blend with the flow of story. Less is more works in this film as even the simple interview, scene and shot tells a lot and speak for itself. With its engaging true story and beautiful score from beginning to end, you will be moved and get in to its worthwhile message. Over all Sunday Beauty Queen is a heartwarming tale of real life OFWs in an eye-opening documentary film.  A must see in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.


My Verdict: 5/5


Filmmaker Ms. Babyruth Villarama- Gutierrez at  the private screening of Sunday Beauty Queen

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