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  • Directed by Seán Devlin
  • Starring Jaya, Arnel Pablo, Ricky Gacho Jr
  • Presented with the 67th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express
  • 2023 | 101mins | Philippines-Canada | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.


Set in the wake of a destructive typhoon, this witty combination of road movie and docu-drama is a marvel of trans cinema.

Once a television comedian and schoolteacher, newly jobless typhoon survivor Jaya’s next steps are made clear by a Ms. Gay beauty pageant advertisement: ‘We’ll win for sure, look at these cheekbones’. Charting Jaya’s travels, Seán Devlin offers a fascinating portrait of Jaya’s worldview, alongside insights into governmental corruption in the aftermath of a natural catastrophe, illuminating an unbroken spirit of Filipino solidarity.

Tagalog, Waray, Illongo Language with English Subtitles