Monday, March 05, 2018

Chilean Trans Drama Wins Oscar for Best Foreign Film

Sebastian Lelio, foreground center, and Nicolas Saavedra, from back left, Daniela Vega, Alejandro Goic, and Pablo Larrain accept the award for best foreign language film for “A Fantastic Woman” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (Associated Press)

The Washington Post reports:

Landmark Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman,” a stirring story of love and loss that centers on a transgender woman, won the best foreign language Oscar on Sunday.

A favorite to win, the film has been hailed as a milestone in representing transgender characters and for taking on the timely subject of transgender identity with compassion and sensitivity.

Clutching his gold statuette, director Sebastian Lelio called his transgender leading lady, Daniela Vega, his inspiration for the film.

See full story here.

1 comment:

Raybeard said...

I've heard lots about this film and it does sound most interesting, even if quite upsetting. I hope it comes to some screen around here.