FILMS

KATHOEY

Directed and Written by: Joris Fernandez, Paolo Valconcha

Logline

A conservative Filipino father in search of his estranged transwoman son receives the most unexpected help from a Thai transgender prostitute.

Burdened by his desire to fulfill his wife’s wish, Henry, a conservative Filipino father, flies to Thailand to unwillingly look for his estranged transwoman son, Nancy. In his search he encounters Aya, a Thai transgendered prostitute and an acquaintance of his son. Together, they embark on a journey amidst the beautiful backdrop of Bangkok to the exotic lands of Phuket while searching not just for a lost loved one, but of a relationship that was fractioned by conservative beliefs and societal norms.