A Fantastic Woman
Dir: Sebastián Lelio / Chile / 2017 / 104mins
Ahead of its 2018 cinema release, we’re delighted to bring you a special advance screening of one of the most highly acclaimed queer films of the year.
Nightclub singer Marina and her older partner Orlando are in love and planning for the future. After an evening celebrating Marina’s birthday Orlando falls seriously ill and dies on arrival at the hospital. Instead of being allowed to mourn her loss, Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors don’t trust her, she’s investigated by detectives, Orlando’s ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral and his son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with his father. In the depths of her grief Marina takes on the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting as a trans woman to finally become who she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.
Winner of the 2017 Silver Bear and Teddy Awards and Chile’s official submission for the 90th Academy Awards™, A Fantastic Woman features a mesmerising debut by trans actress Daniela Vega and is one of the most powerful trans stories we’ve seen on screen to date. Unmissable.
***** The Guardian
Special thanks to Curzon Artificial Eye.
Content warning: Contains scene of transphobic violence
Mon 13th November
Queens Film Theatre (QFT)
£6.70 / £5 conc.