Chicago premiere! Film Series : Hola Mexico 2016

Made in Bangkok

2015, Flavio Florencio, Mexico/Thailand/Germany, 75 min. In Spanish and English with English subtitles.

Show Times

  • Sat, Oct 22nd 8:30pm
  • Mon, Oct 24th 8:00pm

“A fabulous film…so real that it seems staged…takes the audience by storm.” — Sydney Levine, Indiewire

Glamour, aspiration, tears, and triumph characterize this joyful chronicle of a transgender woman’s long-awaited transition to her fully female body. Morgana, a noted Mexico City opera singer, boasts the dark-eyed, head-turning beauty of a Carmen, but struggles against “it,” the secret that stands in the way of her happiness. MADE IN BANGKOK proves the adage that there is no beauty without pain, as Morgana makes her way to Thailand to compete in the Miss International Queen competition in the hope of winning the fee for her surgery. Fate closes one door but opens another. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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