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A Fantastic Woman

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Original title
Una mujer fantástica
Running time
104 min.
Chile Chile
Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza
Mathew Herbert
Benjamín Echazarreta
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Co-production Chile-Spain; Fabula / Komplizen Film / Setembro Cine
Drama | Transgender
Synopsis / Plot
Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando, 20 years older than her, owns a printing company. After an evening celebrating Marina’s birthday, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but Orlando passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is under suspicion. Doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective wants to make sure she is not involved in his death. Orlando's ex-wife wants her to stay away from the funeral. Not only that --Marina is threatened by Orlando’s adult son to throw her out the flat. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is a complete aberration. So now Marina has to struggle for the right to be herself. She will go through a battle against 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.
2017: Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2017: Berlin Film Festival: Best Screenplay
2017: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2017: Goya Awards: Best Hispano American Film
2017: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
2017: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Five Foreing Films
2017: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2017: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2017: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2017: Ariel Awards: Best Latin-American Film
2017: Fenix Awards: Best Film, Direction & Actress (Daniela Vega)
2017: La Havana Film Festival: Coral Award Special Jury Prize & Best Actress (Vega)
2018: Platino Awards: Best Film, Direction, Actress, Screenplay & Editing. 9 Nom.
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