A Fantastic Woman
Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up his 2013 festival hit, Gloria, with another luminous and deeply involving portrait of an isolated woman. in A Fantastic Woman, Lelio has created an exquisitely compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence.
Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Her partner, Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. When Orlando suffers a fatal aneurysm, Marina is suddenly treated with suspicion. By virtue of her gender identity she is treated like a criminal, with everyone from the doctors and Orlando’s family to the police seeing not a grieving woman, but an aberration.