Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela



2008 Icelandic/Filipino/Thai/French Feature

Cast: Raquela Rios, Stefan Schaefer, Olivia Galudo, Brax Villa and Valerie Grand Einarsson
Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Writers: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson and Benedikt Jóhannesson

Synopsis:
Filipino transsexual prostitute Raquela dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris.

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Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Foreign Narrative Feature and Vanguard Award.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Originally planned as a documentary, the semi-fictional story was inspired by the life of Raquela Rios, who "plays" herself.

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