A FANTASTIC WOMAN CalgaryFilm2017 web
World Cinema

A Fantastic Woman

(Una Mujer Fantástica)

Year 2017
Runtime 104 mins
Language Spanish

A young transgender woman faces the scorn and judgment of society after her boyfriend dies.

Marina is a young bar singer in love with her much older boyfriend, Orlando, and together they plan a perfect future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront the taboo of their relationship to his family and society – to prove herself to be complex, strong, forthright, and, well, fantastic.

The story of the young transgender woman, A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the follow-up from Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, who made a name for himself with the 2013 hit GLORIA. Embraced for its trans-as-trans casting, the film is currently playing some of the biggest festivals on the circuit. It received accolades at the Berlin International Film Festival, including a Best Picture nomination and the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, and will be featured as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Awards
Berlin International Film Festival, Best Screenplay
Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, TIFF, Telluride
Director
Sebastián Lelio
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Rocío Z Jadue
Producer
Juan De Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín
Screenwriter
Gonzalo Maza
Editor
Soledad Salfate
Music
Matthew Herbert
Cast
Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco