Paolo’s comedy-drama hit “Die Beautiful” premieres on Cinema One

Die Beautiful

1st Eddys Awards best actor Paolo Ballesteros in his breakthrough role

“Die Beautiful,” the film that earned Paolo Ballesteros several acting awards including best actor nods from the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Entertainment Editors’ Awards for Movies (Eddys Awards), finally airs on Cinema One this Sunday (Oct. 22).

Paolo stars as Trisha Echevarria, a Filipino transgender woman, who dies while being crowned at a beauty pageant. While she is being transformed as a different celebrity on each night of her wake, the movie takes viewers to look back at the extraordinary life that she has led – as a son, a sister, a mother, a friend, a lover, a wife, and ultimately, a queen.

From her glamorous life to her fabulous death, Paolo played the role of Trisha flawlessly as according to Sarah Ward of screendaily.com, he delivers the scenes with vulnerability and vigor. “He brings liveliness and fortitude to Die Beautiful’s multi-faceted protagonist. In any given scene, he movingly conveys both determination in his shoulders and vulnerability in his eyes,” wrote Sarah.

One of Metro Manila Film Festival 2016’s blockbuster hits, the comedy-drama was hailed as Audience Choice from TIFF as well as MMFF’s My Most Favorite Film (Audience Choice Award), 35th Luna Awards’ Best Picture and 2017 Star Awards’ Movie of the Year, while its director, internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jun Robles Lana, got the best director pick from Luna Awards and Star Awards.

Aside from the TIFF and the Eddys, Paolo was also cited as best actor in the 40th Gawad Urian, 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards, Guild of Educators, Mentors and Students Awards, Gawad Bedista Awards 2017 and at the MMFF. He also got a special jury award for outstanding performance at the 21st International Film Festival of Kerala.

The performance of supporting actor Christian Bables also received raves, including acting nods from Gawad Urian, Luna Awards and MMFF for his role as Barbs, Trisha’s best friend in the film.

Other cast members are Joel Torre, Gladys Reyes, Luis Alandy, Albie Casiño, Faye Alhambra, Inah de Belen, IC Mendoza, Cedrick Juan, Lou Veloso, Iza Calzado, and Eugene Domingo.

Be transformed with Trisha’s colorful journey to death in “Die Beautiful,” airing on Cinema One’s Blockbuster Sunday on Oct. 22 at 8pm. Cinema One is available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.

 

Unang Eddys Awards best actor Paolo Ballesteros sa kanyang natatanging pagganap…

MAKULAY NA KWENTO NG “DIE BEAUTIFUL,” TAMPOK SA CINEMA ONE

 

Ipapalabas na ang “Die Beautiful” sa Cinema One ngayong Linggo (Oct. 22), ang pelikulang nagbigay ng katakut-takot na acting awards sa bida nitong si Paolo Ballesteros kasama na ang pagtanggal bilang best actor sa 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) at sa Entertainment Editors Awards for Movies (Eddys Awards).

Iikot ang kwento nito kay Trisha Echevarria (Paolo), isang transgender woman na biglang namatay habang kinokoronahan sa isang beauty pageant. Hiling niya na maging kamukha ng iba’t ibang artista sa bawat gabi ng lamay at habang siya ay sumasailalim sa makeover, dadalhin nito ang mga manonood sa kakaibang kwento ng kanyang buhay – bilang isang anak, kapatid, ina, kaibigan, lover at asawa, at bilang reyna.

Mula sa glamorosong buhay hanggang sa kanyang bonggang pagkamatay, binigyan ni Paolo ng buhay at lalim ang karakter niya sa “Die Beautiful,” ayon kay Sarah Ward ng screendaily.com. Anya, sa bawat eksena, pinakita niya ang determinasyon sa kanyang mga balikat at kahinaan sa kanyang mga mata.

Ang pelikula ay isa sa mga blockbuster hits sa nakaraang Metro Manila Film Festival. Ito rin ay tumanggap ng Audience Choice Award mula sa TIFF at kinilala bilang My Most Favorite Film (Audience Choice Award) sa MMFF, Best Picture sa 35th Luna Awards at Movie of the Year sa 2017 Star Awards, habang ang direktor nito, ang award-winning filmmaker na si Jun Robles Lana, ay napili namang best director sa Luna Awards at Star Awards.

Bukod sa TIFF at Eddys, tinanghal din si Paolo bilang best actor sa 40th Gawad Urian, 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards, Guild of Educators, Mentors and Students Awards, Gawad Bedista Awards 2017 at sa MMFF. Tumanggap din siya ng special jury award for outstanding performance sa 21st International Film Festival of Kerala.

Marami ding bumilib sa pagganap bilang Barbs, ang best friend ni Trisha, ng supporting actor na si Christian Bables at siya ay kinilala bilang best supporting actor sa Gawad Urian, Luna Awards at sa MMFF.

Kabilang sa cast ng pelikula sina Joel Torre, Gladys Reyes, Luis Alandy, Albie Casiño, Faye Alhambra, Inah de Belen, IC Mendoza, Cedrick Juan, Lou Veloso, Iza Calzado at Eugene Domingo.

Makisaya sa mga naging pagbabago sa makulay na buhay ni Trisha sa “Die Beautiful,” ipapalabas na sa Blockbuster Sunday ng Cinema One ngayong Linggo (Oct. 22), 8pm. Mapapanood ang Cinema One sa SkyCable at Destiny Cable Digital Ch. 56, at Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Sundan ang Cinema One sa Facebook facebook.com/Cinema1channel para sa kumpletong schedule nito.

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