A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

A FILM BY: Sebastián Lelio
WRITTEN BY: Sebastián Lelio (screenplay), Gonzalo Maza (screenplay)
STARRING: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

Opens February 9th

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. I

nstead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando’s family don’t trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando’s ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman

In Spanish with English subtitles

“Shocking and enraging, funny and surreal, rapturous and restorative” -- The Hollywood Reporter

“It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.” -- The Guardian

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: Chile
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 104 mins
Format: DCP