I had reservations about watching a film depicting a transgender relationship but was very pleasantly surprised. You're not asked to make judgements and the sexual preferences of the protagonists aren't rubbed in your face. It's essentially a movie about unconditional love on the one hand, and love, or relationships, bound by all kinds of conditions and prejudices on the other. A very moving story, it had me gripped from start to finish. The acting is exceptional, the script beautifully crafted, direction spot on. No wonder it won best foreign film. In fact it once again highlights the stupidity of that Oscar category. Best film should be best film regardless of language, and this would have been a very strong contender.