Keswick Film Club - A Fantastic Woman

Saturday 24th February 3:00 PM

A Fantastic Woman 

Director: Sebastián Lelio Country: Chile, Germany, Span, USA
Cert: TBC Year: 2017 Length: 104 mins Language: Spanish
A Fantastic Woman

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Synopsis

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

Critics

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


open_quote It may be a timely film but its timelessness as well as the depths of compassion that qualify it as a great one close_quote The Guardian


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