Film News: “A Fantastic Woman” Academy Award® Winner for Best Foreign Language Film on Blu Ray and Digital

By Liz Lopez

Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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®, is debuting on Blu-ray™ and digital May 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

From the producers of “Jackie,” “Spotlight” and “Toni Erdmann,” 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 in post production of a remake of “Gloria,” starring Julianne Moore), “A Fantastic Woman” also stars Francisco Reyes (“Neruda”) and Luis Gnecco (“Neruda,” “No”).

In “The Making of A Fantastic Woman” featurette, available on the Blu-ray release, fans will delve into the passionate storytelling and incredible artistry of the film with this in-depth profile highlighting the extraordinary performances, stunning visuals and flawlessly crafted direction. Also included is an audio commentary with director Sebastián Lelio.

“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.

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 Woman” is directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza. 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.

Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:

“The Making of A Fantastic Woman” Featurette

Commentary with director Sebastián Lelio

“A Fantastic Woman” is 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.

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