A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic woman
Marina is a young woman working as a waitress and aspires to be a singer. She’s in love with Orlando, 20 years her senior. After celebrating Marina’s birthday Orlando falls seriously ill and passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, Marina is put under suspicion and seen as untrustworthy by Orlando’s doctors and family. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, so now she has to struggle for the right to be herself, going through a battle against the same forces she’s spent a lifetime fighting to become the woman she is now. A Complex, forthright, and fantastic woman.
Acclaimed director Sebastián Lelio follows up the success of Gloria with another celebration and examination of a female character, equaling the best of such directors as Pedro Almadóvar. A Fantastic Woman premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival to great acclaim. Produced by Pablo Larráin and Maren Ade, the film has been picked up by Sony Picture Classics for distribution in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zeeland.
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Production Countries: Chile, German, USA, Spain
Running Time: 100 min
Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco