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A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018)



Critic Consensus: Subtle and tender, A Fantastic Woman handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care.

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Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando's ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando's son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando's family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.


Antonia Zegers
as Alessandra
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"A Fantastic Woman" is a superb Chilean drama, at times infuriating but never despairing.

February 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In our increasingly polarized time, "A Fantastic Woman" bridges the gap between ignorance and understanding through the transcendent power of art.

February 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

[A] gently heart-wrenching, quietly furious movie ...

February 22, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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"A Fantastic Woman" becomes a delicate, moving study of grief, of quiet triumph over adversity, of adjusting to life's empty spaces - and learning to fill them with love.

February 22, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It shows how thinking of a person in terms of his or her physical condition can have a harmful effect on that person, limiting his or her sense of self.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The film's great triumph is Daniela Vega, a transgender actress and singer, who makes an indelible impression in the leading role.

February 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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Sebastián Lelio is becoming now one of my favorite directors, and Daniela Vega delivers a magnificent performance in this complex and enraging drama that makes us share all the suffering and humiliation that the character is put through by so many people around her.

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