Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Celebrating Diversity with Ibero-American Cinema: 3 Beauties (3 bellezas)

Monday, April 10, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Juokowsky Forum

Carlos Caridad Montero/ Venezuela/ 2014/ 97 min.

From the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son who she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla’s unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her “two princesses” transforms everyone’s lives into a nightmare. Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.

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