A Fantastic Woman

Une femme fantastique (v.o.s.-t.f.)

  • Release Date: February 9, 2018 (limited)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Sebastián Lelio
  • Producer(s): Gonzalo Maza, Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio
  • Writer(s): Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza
  • Studio: Mongrel Media
  • Length: 1h 44m | Classification: G
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Synopsis

Marina (Daniela Vega), a young transgender waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, falls in love with Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a divorced man who is a few decades older. As they plan for their future together, Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies.

Marina is forced to confront his ex-wife, who doesn't want anything to do with Marina and asks her not to come to the funeral. Over the next few days, as Marina tries to get things in order, she has to endure insults and slurs from the police and Orlando's family members. 

The movie won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Academy Awards. 

Cast

Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
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