A Fantastic Woman
- 1h 44min
- Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
- Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
- Language: Spanish
- UK release: 2 March 2017
Nightclub singer and trans woman Marina (Vega) is very much in love with her older boyfriend Orlando (Reyes), but then he unexpectedly dies after a fall at the apartment they share. Compassionate study of mourning, with a nuanced and commanding performance from Vega as the grieving lover, battling through dehumanisation and bigotry from the authorities and the dead man’s family.
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Reviews & features
A Fantastic Woman4 Oct 2017
LFF 2017: Compassionate study of a trans woman's grief, from Sebastián Lelio
Very early on in Chilean director Sebastián Lelio's compassionate study of a trans woman in mourning, a man rudely enquires if she's had 'the operation'. Marina (Daniela Vega) responds with indignation, advising him never to ask that question.
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