Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Classics Takes Berlin Competition Title 'A Fantastic Woman'

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Pictures Classics Takes Berlin Competition Title 'A Fantastic Woman'

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Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired North America, Australia and New Zealand rights to Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica).

The film is set to premiere in the Berlin Film Festival's competition on Sunday, Feb 12.

Jackie director Pablo Larraín was a producer on the project alongside Fabula's Juan de Dios Larraín, with German banner Komplizen Film. It was exec produced by JeffSkoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media.

Participant's King and Gabriel Brakin struck the deal with SPC.

A Fantastic Woman stars Daniela Vega and Francisco Reyes in 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. …

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