A Fantastic Woman
Marina (Daniela Vega) is a waitress and a nightclub singer in a happy and growing relationship with divorcé Orlando (award-winning Chilean TV and film actor Francisco Reyes), despite his being 30 years her senior. But their peaceful, warm love doesn’t last long: While celebrating Marina’s birthday, Orlando is rushed to the hospital where he dies almost immediately. Marina, a trans woman despised and abused by Orlando’s family, is treated with suspicion by authorities who believe she may have been involved in Orlando’s death. Sebastián Lelio (director of Gloria) landed an OSCAR win for A Fantastic Woman in the Best Foreign Film category with this open and compassionate look at the lived experience of a trans woman and study of reconciliation with loss in the face of a cruel and hateful world.
1h 44m / Rated R / Drama / Spanish with English subtitles