A Fantastic Woman

Saturday 24th February 3:00 PM - Alhambra
A Fantastic Woman
Director:Sebastián Lelio
Cert:TBC Year: 2017 Length:104mins
Country:Chile, Germany, Span, USA Language:Spanish
In what may be the film of the Festival, Chilean director Sebastián Leilo (Gloria) has created an exquisitely compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence.

Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. When her (older) partner dies after an accident Marina comes under suspicion. By virtue of her gender identity she is treated like a criminal, with everyone seeing not a grieving woman but an aberration.

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and Teddy Award

Thanks to Curzon/Artificial Eye

Critics

“Daniela Vega carries the weight of the narrative on her shoulders, delivering a captivating and raw performance”

Cinevue

“It may be a timely film but its timelessness as well as the depths of compassion that qualify it as a great one ”

The Guardian

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