A young transgender woman faces the scorn and judgment of society after her boyfriend dies.
Marina is a young bar singer in love with her much older boyfriend, Orlando, and together they plan a perfect future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront the taboo of their relationship to his family and society – to prove herself to be complex, strong, forthright, and, well, fantastic.
The story of the young transgender woman, A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the follow-up from Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, who made a name for himself with the 2013 hit GLORIA. Embraced for its trans-as-trans casting, the film is currently playing some of the biggest festivals on the circuit. It received accolades at the Berlin International Film Festival, including a Best Picture nomination and the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, and will be featured as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Berlin International Film Festival, Best Screenplay
- Berlin International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, TIFF, Telluride
- Sebastián Lelio
- Executive Producer
- Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Rocío Z Jadue
- Juan De Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín
- Gonzalo Maza
- Soledad Salfate
- Matthew Herbert
- Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco