Sunday Beauty Queen


SPOTLIGHT: Philippine Cinema 2017 - Opening Screening and Post-screening Q&A with Film Director

Directed by Baby Ruth Villarama | 94 min | Hong Kong / Japan / Philippines / UK / Macau | 2016 | Documentary | Filipino / Tagalog / English / Cantonese with English subtitles

Drinks Reception: 6:30pm
Screening: 7:00pm
Q&A with film director: 8:35pm
Close 9:00pm


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.


Baby Ruth Villarama has been involved in international co-productions for the past 15 years. She started creating contents for foreign film companies and eventually co-produce independent films with filmmakers and other producers from the region. She’s part of a team that puts up Voyage Studios, a startup that push Asian stories reach a more global audience.



Event Details

Wed 08 Feb 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$100 for Asia Society members; $150 for non-members
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