Queer East: Metamorphosis 15

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This film was last shown on 9 December 2022

Raised as a boy, fifteen-year-old Adam harbours a secret: he has both male and female genitalia, and experiencing menstruation for the first time, his whole life is thrown into turmoil. As Adam discusses the possibility of gender reassignment surgery with doctors, tensions build between the teenager and his devout Christian parents, and he forms a surprising bond with Angel, an older transfer student at his high school who harbours a secret of her own. Soon, Adam’s struggle for acceptance morphs into a journey of self-awakening, as he navigates the physical and spiritual limits of gender identity. Powered by a phenomenal performance from Gold Azeron, Filipino filmmaker J.E. Tiglao’s debut feature is a fearless coming of age drama that showcases the exciting possibilities of intersex storytelling.

This film will be accompanied by a pre-recorded introduction.


Jose Enrique Tiglao
1 hour 38 minutes
Tagalog and Filipino with English subtitles
Gold Aceron, Iana Bernardez, Ivan Padilla


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