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A Fantastic Woman 104 mins

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ACADEMY AWARD 2018 - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the exquisite tale of a transgender woman mourning her lost lover from red-hot Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio (Gloria).

Santiago bar singer Marina Vidal, played by sensational trans actress Daniela Vega in her screen debut, is headstrong, vivacious, confident and beautiful. After her much older lover, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), dies suddenly, Marina wants to grieve just as anyone would.

When met with suspicion and prejudice by authorities and Orlando's family, Marina boldly steps forward to expose the banality of intolerance and prove that she is, indeed, a fantastic woman.

A contender for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, A FANTASTIC WOMAN is a stirring drama of grief and identity featuring one of the most outstanding performances of the year.

"Lelio has crafted perhaps the most resonant and empathetic screen testament to the everyday obstacles of transgender existence since Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry." VARIETY

"Shocking and enraging, funny and surreal, rapturous and restorative." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"A lightning-rod performance from newcomer Daniela Vega." THE PLAYLIST

"Like Lelio's breakthrough film, Gloria, A Fantastic Woman is at its most compelling as a conventional character study of an unconventional female lead." AV CLUB

"Sebastian Lelio's A Fantastic Woman is mesmerizing thanks to Daniela Vega's powerful, award-worthy lead performance." THE DAILY BEAST

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5stars
"An absolutely remarkable performance by Vega."
THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD

5stars
"Extraordinary. Represents a huge leap in terms of trans narratives onscreen."
THE GUARDIAN UK
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