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Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, The
Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, The

Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, The

Raquela, a transsexual from the Philippines, dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris.

Synopsis

Raquela is a transsexual, or lady boy, from the Philippines, who dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris. In order to make her dreams come true, she turns from prostitution toward the more lucrative business of Internet porn. Her success as a porn star brings new friends, including Valerie, a lady boy in Iceland, and Michael, the owner of the website Raquela works for. Valerie helps Raquela get as far as Iceland. From there, Michael offers her a rendezvous in Paris. Will Paris be everything she dreamed of? And will Michael turn out to be her Prince Charming?

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 10, 2008, Berlin Film Festival
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 80 min.
  • Language: English, Icelandic, Tagalog
  • Original Title: Hinn undursamlegi sannleikur um Raquelu drottningu
  • International Title: Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, The
  • Production Year: 2008
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, The
  • Website: http://www.poppoli.com/queenraquela.html
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HDcam
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm film without sub. - Betacam SP with English sub. - HDCAM with English sub.

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Festivals

  • DKF Jubilee Meagron 50th Year‘s Anniversary, 2016
  • Göteborg International Film Festival, 2014
  • Film Forum Zadar International Film Festival, 2011
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2009
  • Berlin International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Teddy Award for best picture.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Foreign Narrative Feature. Vanguard Award.
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Grand Jury Prize.
  • Karlovy Vary, 2008
  • IFF Artfilm Slovakia, 2008
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 2008
  • QueerDoc Sydney Australia, 2008
  • Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2008
  • Thessanoliki International Film Festival, 2008
  • The London Transgender Film Festival, 2008
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, 2008
  • Cannes Film Festival - Market screennings, 2008
  • Calgary International Film Festival, 2008
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival, 2008
  • Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2008
  • Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival, 2008
  • Novi Sad Film Festival, 2008
  • Raindance International Film Festival, 2008
  • Scanorama, 2008
  • Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008

Releases

  • Poppoli ehf, 2009 - DVD

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