A Fantastic Woman – which features a transgender lead character – may be one of the foreign-language films making waves this year. At least Sony Pictures Classics will be hoping so, as just before its in competition debut at the Berlin FIlm Festival, the distribution company has announced they’ve acquired the rights to the movie in North America, Australia and New Zealand.
The announcement tied in with the release of the film’s trailer, which you can take a look at below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘A Fantastic Woman is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, 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 should be out later this year.