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A sensitive and illuminating portrait of intersex identity from Filipino director J.E. Tiglao


New York City Premiere.

Despite being born with an intersex body, teenager Adam has lived all of their young life as a boy. After they start menstruating, Adam has to confront new reactions from their conservative family and judgemental schoolmates, leading to a new exploration of their authentic identity.

Sensitively charting Adam’s journey of new friendship and self-discovery, Filipino director J.E. Tiglao’s METAMORPHOSIS offers an empathetic view of budding adolescent desire and intergenerational relationships.

Cast: Gold Azeron, Ricky Davao, Iana Bernardez, Yayo Aguila


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