A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

Academy Award-winning tale of a transgender woman mourning her lost lover, from Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio (Gloria). Winner of the Screenwriting Award at Berlin.

"A Fantastic Woman is, to put it simply, a fantastic film. It is compassionate portrait of the day-to-day challenges of transgender life, but cast aside any expectations of a tragic outsider wallowing in victimhood. Santiago bar singer Marina Vidal, played by sensational trans actress Daniela Vega in her screen debut, is headstrong, vivacious, confident and beautiful. After her much older lover, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), dies suddenly, Marina wants to grieve just as anyone would. When met with suspicion and prejudice by authorities and Orlando's family, Marina boldly steps forward to expose the banality of intolerance and prove that she is, indeed, a fantastic woman." (Sydney Film Festival)

Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2018; Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Screenplay and the Teddy for Best Feature Film, 2017 Berlin International Film Festival
2017Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language104 minsChile, Germany, Spain, USASpanish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and star Daniela Vega give the growing bracket of transgender drama a new, luminous touchstone work.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The title of Sebastián Lelio's new film might seem a bit on the nose. It's a fantastic movie. Daniela Vega, the star, is fantastic in it. Quote me in the ads, with exclamation points if you must. My work here is done.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.

5.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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It's a battle to maintain grace under pressure no matter the indignities that come with it.

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Stuff

Stuff

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Vega smoulders, seethes, and occasionally implodes. It's a piece of work of astonishing, internalised power.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Leilo displays a knack for getting under the skin of female characters who, for no fault of their own, find themselves somewhat marginalised by society.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The most plausible element, the foundation on which the movie rests and finally soars, is Vega's magnetic and meticulously controlled performance.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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While the storytelling grows frustratingly elliptical, Lelio so desperate to constrain the drama that he resorts to removing helpful pieces of it, the scenes that remain are succinct and evocative.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Ravishing.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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A truly remarkable and unfiltered glimpse into a world of experiences that many of us know nothing about.

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Variety

Variety

press

Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and star Daniela Vega give the growing bracket of transgender drama a new, luminous touchstone work.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The title of Sebastián Lelio's new film might seem a bit on the nose. It's a fantastic movie. Daniela Vega, the star, is fantastic in it. Quote me in the ads, with exclamation points if you must. My work here is done.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.

5.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a battle to maintain grace under pressure no matter the indignities that come with it.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Vega smoulders, seethes, and occasionally implodes. It's a piece of work of astonishing, internalised power.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Leilo displays a knack for getting under the skin of female characters who, for no fault of their own, find themselves somewhat marginalised by society.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The most plausible element, the foundation on which the movie rests and finally soars, is Vega's magnetic and meticulously controlled performance.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

While the storytelling grows frustratingly elliptical, Lelio so desperate to constrain the drama that he resorts to removing helpful pieces of it, the scenes that remain are succinct and evocative.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ravishing.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A truly remarkable and unfiltered glimpse into a world of experiences that many of us know nothing about.

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