Writer/Director/Star Radha Blank has issued the below reaction in response to her BAFTA nomination in the Leading Actress category.
"Receiving this nomination really speaks to what's possible. It speaks to the amazing journey of an idea...one that grew out the mind of a Black woman who wanted to use her voice to celebrate the voices of Black artists often unseen and unsung. The nomination means we are seen. We are sung. And we absolutely deserve to be. Thank you so much to BAFTA for the acknowledgment."
Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she's left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice.
Winner of the Directing Prize at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, The Forty-Year-Old Version is a hilariously candid and deeply personal debut from writer/director Radha Blank. A fresh addition to the New York City slice-of-life canon shot in lush black and white 35mm, Blank's film is an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose adversity gives them a one-of-a-kind story to tell.
The Forty-Year-Old Version is available to watch on Netflix now - view the trailer at the link above.