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Miguel / Michelle

Drama / 1998 / 114 mins / The Philippines

Starring: Romnick Sarmienta, Gloria Diaz, Ray Ventura

Directed by Gil M. Portes

Screenplay by Ricardo Lee

Synopsis: Miguel is loved by almost everyone. Many mothers would wish for him to be her son in law. His proud father saw him as a son that will perpetuate the family name. Now he is back, though no longer a man, but a woman. No longer Miguel but, after the operation in America, Michelle.

How Michelle turns the simple quiet life of his hometown upside down and in the process, re-examines its own values regarding morality, gender, family traits and even religious prejudices is the simple, intimate, comic and yet poignant story.Miguel is loved by almost everyone. Many mothers would wish for him to be her son in law. His proud father saw him as a son that will perpetuate the family name.

Now he is back, though no longer a man, but a woman. No longer Miguel but, after the operation in America, Michelle. How Michelle turns the simple quiet life of his hometown upside down and in the process, re-examines its own values regarding morality, gender, family traits and even religious prejudices is the simple, intimate, comic and yet poignant story.