Rakuten TV have announced that the Oscar nominee and front runner for Best Foreign Language Film, A Fantastic Woman, will arrive on Rakuten TV day-and-date with its theatrical release on March 2nd.
This is a huge coup for the streaming service and in keeping with their main goal, to shorten the window between theatrical and home entertainment.
A Fantastic Woman sees Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend and brought into question over her involvement in his death.
As a transgender woman, their unconventional relationship and her right to mourn her beloved deceased is called into question. The Chilean drama is the first movie to feature a trans-actor in the lead role.
March also sees a variety of exciting New arrivals on Rakuten TV, from some of 2017’s most critically acclaimed movies through to massive blockbuster spectacles and fun-filled family favourites.
Paddington 2 – The much-loved and widely acclaimed sequel arrives on Rakuten TV on March 5th, for all the family to enjoy. A Paddington boxset which includes both movies will also be available from 5th March at £14.99.
Arthouse and world cinema fans will also be pleased to see that indie director Yorgos Lanthimos’s darkly eerie award-winning The Killing of a Sacred Deer will be available to stream from March 5th. Starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, the film has garnered praise amongst the critics since its debut on the festival circuit last year.
In further exciting news for March, Rakuten TV have just announced that they will be partnering with Bauer Media as the exclusive headline sponsor of its annual Empire Awards ceremony taking place in London’s Roundhouse on 18th March 2018.
As a key player in the film streaming sector in Europe, Rakuten TV hopes to bring its brand closer to Empire’s loyal readers who have a passion for cinema and television. Rakuten TV is the home of great cinema and lets users watch the latest movie releases in the comfort of their own homes in just a few clicks.
Check out the trailer for A Fantastic Woman below along with a Rakuten TV trailer for their other March releases;