Tangerine is a 2015 independent dramedy film directed by Sean Baker and starring breakout actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. The film was critically acclaimed primarily for its portrayal of its two transgender leads in a manner that did not delve too deeply into their identity while still affording them due respect. Historically, Tangerine is notable for providing the film for the first Academy Award campaign for an openly transgender actress supported by a film producer, and for having been shot entirely on an iPhone. Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman.
Sundance Film Festival 2015: Nominated for the Audience Award Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015: Award Directors to Watch (Sean Baker) Independant Spirit Awards 2015: Nominated for 4 awards and winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mya Taylor) “Uproarious. A must-see.” THE NEW YORK TIMES “Rodriguez and Taylor are a terrific double act, their on-screen chemistry providing both laugh-out-loud comedy and moving melancholia. ” THE GUARDIAN
30 Junho 2016
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian