A Fantastic Woman

After the death of her lover, transwoman Marina has to fight with his family and prejudices. An original work of art that defies social stereotypes and won an Oscar.

Una mujer fantástica
Chile 2017
  • Czech
104 min.

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.

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Director: Sebastián Lelio
Screenplay: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza
Cinematography: Benjamín Echazarreta
Music: Nani García, Matthew Herbert
Sound: Tina Laschke, Daniel Iribarren, Lars Ginzel
Editing: Soledad Salfate
Production Design: Estefania Larrain
Producer: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza
Co-production: Maren Ade, Fernanda Del Nido, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski
Costumes: Muriel Parra
Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Saavedra, Amparo Noguera, Trinidad González, Néstor Cantillana, Alejandro Goic, Antonia Zegers

Academy Awards

2018 – Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

2017 – Gonzalo Maza, Sebastián Lelio (Best Screenplay)

Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

2017 – Sebastián Lelio (Teddy Best Feature Film)

Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

2017 – Sebastián Lelio (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention)

Goya Awards

2018 – Sebastián Lelio (Best Iberoamerican Film)

Independent Spirit Awards

2018 – Sebastián Lelio (Best International Film)