ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Die Beautiful’ wins Best Feature at UK film festival

Jun Robles Lana’s Die Beautiful won another award at an international film festival even two years after it was released.

The movie won Best Feature at the Newcastle International Film Festival (NIFF), which was a new 4-day event that was held from March 29 to April 1.

Die Beautiful tells the story of Trisha Echevarria (played by Paolo Ballesteros), a transgender woman.

Ballesteros won Best Actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 for his performance in the movie.

He and his Die Beautiful co-star Christian Bables also won Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival.

The movie is set to have its own television series spin-off titled Born Beautiful, which will air in May.


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