A Fantastic Woman

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date:
February 9, 2018 - Toronto
February 16, 2018 - Montréal
Blu-ray: May 22, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 1.52
based on 124 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco


Marina (Daniela Vega), a young transgender waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, falls in love with Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a divorced man who is a few decades older. As they plan for their future together, Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies.

Marina is forced to confront his ex-wife, who doesn't want anything to do with Marina and asks her not to come to the funeral. Over the next few days, as Marina tries to get things in order, she has to endure insults and slurs from the police and Orlando's family members. 

The movie won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Academy Awards. 

Director: Sebastián Lelio
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larraín, Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza
Screenplay: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza

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  • 5 stars "Great film -- loved it!"
  • 5 stars "A Fantastic Woman and a fantastic movie."
  • 5 stars "First film I've ever seen on a big screen with a realistic portrayal of life as a trans woman!"
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