Academy Award® Winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Starring Daniela Vega, the first transgendered Oscar® presenter in history, comes A Fantastic Woman, the Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film and the first Chilean movie to win an Oscar®.
The acclaimed drama stars acclaimed newcomer Daniela Vega, in the story of a young transgender aspiring singer who must confront society and her older lover’s family when he dies unexpectedly. Directed by Sebastián Lelio (Disobedience, now filming Gloria with Julianne Moore) from a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza, A Fantastic Woman also stars Francisco Reyes (Neruda) and Luis Gnecco (Neruda, No). The film was produced by Juan de Dios Larraín and Pablo Larraín, with Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Rocío Jadue, Mariane Hartard and Ben von Dobeneck serving as executive producers.
A FANTASTIC WOMAN also won Best International Film at the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards, won Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival and was named one of the Top Five Foreign Language Films by the National Board of Review. Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include: §“The Making of A Fantastic Woman” Featurette §Commentary with director Sebastián Lelio
In “The Making of A Fantastic Woman” featurette, available on the Blu-ray release, viewers will delve into the passionate storytelling and incredible artistry of the film with this in-depth profile highlighting the performances, visuals and direction. Included is also an audio commentary with director Sebastián Lelio.
Quick Synopsis: Marina is a young transgender waitress and aspiring singer. A story of Marina and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.
A Fantastic Womanis in Spanish with English subtitles, has a run time of approximately 104 minutes and is rated R for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault. The film debuts on Blu-ray™ and digital May 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.