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At Theaters: 2/2/2018 On Video: 5/22/2018
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 54 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601125
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
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Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Daniela Vega Hernandez THE GUEST
Francico Reyes THE CLUB
Luis Gnecco THE OFFICE
Director: Sebastian Lelio GLORIA
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Director's Note
Interview With Sebastian Lelio
Interview with Daniela Vega
Interview with Fransico Reyes
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good Suffused with fantastical elements, dreamlike sequences and hallucinatory images, "A Fantastic Woman" stars Daniela Vega, a trans actress, and her performance roots the film in a kind of intimate verisimilitude.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Very Good ...Vega never makes a false move – her portrayal digs deep and leaves you shaken. A Fantastic Woman catches a human being in the challenging and exhilarating process of inventing herself. The result is unique and unforgettable.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Average The film is superficial when it means to be elliptical and regressive in its attempts to promote tolerance, Lelio's film is beautiful but vacant, the type of melodrama that reminds us that they shouldn't always make them like they used to.

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Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future.

Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 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 sexual 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.

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