Made in Bangkok

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November 2023
credit : Flavio Florencio

Made in Bangkok : Awards: Mexican Press Award, FICG; Best Mexican Documentary, Guanajuato; Audience Award, Durango.

Documentary filmmaker Flavio Florencio follows the journey of Morgana, a transgender opera singer who travels to Bangkok where she’ll represent Mexico in the Miss International Queen competition. More than anything, she wants to have a sex change operation.

There have been a flood of recent films about the trans experience. Few have conveyed so viscerally what it means to become the person you were meant to be. Funny, sensitive and moving, Florencio’s film is a delight, because in Morgana he’s found a great subject: charming, talented, charismatic, determined and vulnerable. What happens to Morgana after the competition takes her, and the audience, by surprise, and won’t be revealed here. What is revealed in every frame of this compelling and entertaining documentary is the intimate rapport between the filmmaker and his lead character. The warmth is contagious.

Winner: FIPRESCI prize for Best Documentary, Guadalajara

DIRECTOR: Flavio Florencio 
Producer: Laura Imperiale, Ignacio Marcelo Vazquez, Maria del Carmen Rodriguez
Editor: Mariana Rodríguez
Screenwriter: Flavio Florencio
Cinematographer: Flavio Florencio
Music: Alvaro Arce Urroz
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Habanero Films