It tells the story of a Filipino migrant father in Brisbane named Leo, his journey into transitioning as Lea, and his fight as a trans person for the custody of his Filipino children.
Directed by Ralston G. Jover (LATAY and BOMBA films) . Topbilled by Gabby Eigenmann (DADING series with GMA), Sunshine Dizon (MAGKAAGAW and IKA-6 NA UTOS with GMA), Noel Comia Jr (KIKO BOKSINGERO).
VERSUS is one of the entry in KASHISH 2021 in Mumbai Queer International Film Festival which will be held on 19 August to 5 September 2021. Versus will also be premiered in Elizabeth Theatre in Brisbane Australia from 28-29 August 2021.
A Filipina transgender comes home for the first time after years of working and living in Australia. She anxiously decides to meet her children at the airport. Leo, now Lea, has prepared his son and daughter for her new identity.
The children had to go to computer shops to talk to Leo because their real mother, Baby, does not approve of the constant and inconspicuous on-line-conversations.
Grilled by Baby’s lawyer in the cross examination, Leo further confessed that the marriage with his wife was still in the process of annulment and that they are just legally separated, when he married his Australian partner in a same-sex wedding occasion.
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