Friday, 01 March 2019, 20:00
Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Forest Row Film Society
Director: Sebastián Lelio, Chile/Germany/Spain/USA 2017, 100 mins, 15
“Emotional, poetic, intensely moving, A Fantastic Woman is beautifully directed and photographed, has Hitchcockian undertones and finds memorable ways of visually evoking Marina’s isolation and bravery.” Maria Delgado, Irish Independent
Marina, a young transgender singer, has just moved in with her older boyfriend Orlando when he suffers a fatal aneurysm. Despite being treated with cold hostility by his family and suspicion and contempt by the authorities as his death is investigated, Marina’s courage and belief in her own identity help her to survive.
“An exquisite melodrama about the extremes of love and grief and familial conflict that also, when you’re least expecting it, packs a hefty political wallop.” Kevin Maher, The Times