A FANTASTIC WOMAN
A FANTASTIC WOMAN
OSCAR BEST FOREIGN PICTURE
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.
Dir: Sebastian Lelio / 2017 / Chile – Spanish w/ English Subs / 104 min
“In our increasingly polarized time, “A Fantastic Woman” bridges the gap between ignorance and understanding through the transcendent power of art.” – Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Mixed in with these dark strains, we have glints of comedy and bursts of magic realism…In this empathetic portrait of suffering and resilience, Lelio has also crafted a very 21st-century version of the woman’s picture.” – Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press
SCREENING: SAT 3/24 4:00PM; SUN 3/25 2:30PM; TUE 3/27 7:00PM; WED 3/28 4:00PM; THU 3/29 7:00PM
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.