A Fantastic Woman

By FHW Marketing

 

SYNOPSIS

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 30 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 gender 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. The film has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. 

 

Dir. Sebasti√°n Leilo

Cast includes: Daniela Vega

 

RELEASE

Spain, Chile, Germany, USA / 2017  

Date: March 2, 2018 (Theatrical), May 21, 2018 (Non-Theatrical)

Running time: 104 mins

Certificate: 15

Festivals: Berlin International Film Festival, Cabourg Film Festival, Havana Film Festival,

Awards: 2018 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2018 Golden Globe nominee for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

 

BOOKING DETAILS

Distributor: Curzon

Contact: james.king@curzon.com

Community cinemas can book A Fantastic Woman via BFI (from 21 May on Blu-Ray). 

 
Please contact them on:
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk / 020 7957 8938

 

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Talent twitter socials: @Slelio, @danivega

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