New York, NY —
TLA Releasing will debut Beauty, a film by Oliver Hermanus, on DVD October 23, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $24.99. Beauty is a bold statement on the stereotypical Afrikaans male that Empire Magazine calls "as insightful as it is intriguing."
Provocative and haunting, this powerful sophomore effort from Oliver Hermanus is an intimately intense portrayal of man's inner demons. Francois (Deon Lotz) is a dutiful husband and father but finds himself going through the motions of a loveless marriage while harboring a life-long secret. His sexual urges rise to the surface around a charming family friend, Christian (Charlie Keegan). Francois soon embarks on a dark, unwavering journey of obsession that leads to a shocking and graphic conclusion. Winner of the prestigious Queer Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Beauty is affecting, compelling and intense – a true must-see.