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Blu-ray Review: A Fantastic Woman

May 29, 2018

By John Corrado

After winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film a few months back, Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman is now available on Blu-ray.  The Chilean drama follows Marina (Daniela Vega), a transwoman who struggles to grieve when her older lover Orlando (Francisco Reyes) drops dead and his family doesn’t want her to attend the funeral, blaming her for his death.

While I personally found A Fantastic Woman to be a bit overrated, and the film has some odd tonal shifts and a few stylistic choices that don’t work equally well, this is still a well acted and well shot character study that is worth seeing for Daniela Vega’s performance.  For more on the film itself, you can read my full review right here.

The Blu-ray also includes a commentary track with Sebastián Lelio and the featurette The Making of A Fantastic Woman, a 33 minute piece that features interviews with members of the cast and crew taking us through multiple different aspects of the film’s production, and talking about the characters and deeper themes of the story.  It’s an above average supplemental piece that is well worth watching after the film.

A Fantastic Woman is a Sony Pictures Classics release.  It’s 104 minutes and rated 14A.

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