MANILA -- In “Die Beautiful,” the new film of award-winning director Jun Lana, Paolo Ballesteros plays a transgender woman whose dying wish is to be dressed as Katy Perry for her funeral.
But for the movie's premiere at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival on Tuesday, Ballesteros took to the red carpet as another Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie.
Ballesteros, who is known for his makeup transformations on social media, posted a photo of him looking like the American actress on the red carpet.
The movie is among the 16 films competing at the prestigious film festival that was selected from among 1,502 titles from 98 countries and regions.
According to the film's Facebook page , the movie is about the "fierce battle" between the lead character's "conservative Filipino-Chinese family and her well-meaning drag queen friends.”
Its tagline, according to its poster, is “A glamorous life deserves a fabulous death.”
The Tokyo Film Festival is ongoing and runs until Nov 3.