Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 24th February 3:00 PM - Alhambra

A Fantastic Woman

Director: Sebastián Lelio Country: Chile, Germany, Span, USA
Cert: TBC Year: 2017 Length: 104 minsLanguage: Spanish
2018 Festival
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Audience Reaction

Score: 82.04% Attendance: 115


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


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

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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