Los Angeles, CA – The first transgender Oscar® presenter in history, Daniela Vega, who came close to a Best Actress nomination for her performance in A Fantastic Woman can now be seen on Blue-Ray and Digital. A Fantastic Woman, the Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film. It was the first Chilean movie to win an Oscar®, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release on May 22. 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 filming Gloria with 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.
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.
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 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.