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Film Club – ‘A Fantastic Woman’ 13th February
February 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fantastic Woman, A (Una Mujer Fantástica)
Director: Sebastián Lelio
CAST: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Saavedra, Amparo Noguera
103 minutes, Chile, Germany, Spain, USA, 2017, TBC
Marina is beautiful, vibrant and in love. So when her older lover Orlando dies suddenly, she is left in a state of shock. Still raw with grief Marina finds that, as a transgender woman, she is suspected of foul play by his family. Sebastián Lelio follows his hit Gloria with this moving drama about a woman struggling with societal prejudice.
Berlin International Film Festival 2017
Sydney Film Festival 2017
Telluride Film Festival 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017
Winner, Silver Bear, Best Screenplay, Berlin International Film Festival 2017
Winner – Teddy Best Feature Film, Berlin International Film Festival 2017
★★★★★ ”It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.” – The Guardian, Berlin International Film Festival 2017
★★★★ “… a powerful drama of a woman whose suffering never dims her determination to keep moving forward.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Chilean submission to Best Foreign Language Film category for 2018 Academy Awards.