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A Fantastic Woman

Rated 14 Accompaniment

(Coarse Language, Nudity, Violence) 104 minutes

Dir: Sebastián Lelio, Chile
Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

In Spanish with English subtitles

Berlin International Film Festival Winner, Best Feature Film & Best Screenplay; Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Picture

“This ground-breaking drama from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) presents a spellbinding portrait of a young transgender woman named Marina, who undergoes a gauntlet of recrimination and prejudice after her lover, a 57-year-old divorced man, dies after waking up beside her with an aneurism, and sustains injuries in a fall down the stairs that makes her a target of suspicion. Barred from his funeral and tormented by the man’s ex-wife, their son, and the police investigator, Marina is cast as a femme fatale. How she manages to extract her dignity from the ordeal is extraordinary. And as Vega’s gaze transfixes the camera with smouldering resolve, you can’t take your eyes off her. She has the timeless and unplaceable beauty of a vintage movie star.” - Brian D. Johnson, Macleans Magazin