A Fantastic Woman
Sebastián Lelio, Chile/USA/Germany/Spain, 2017, 105 minutes
Rating: M violence, offensive language & sex scenes
Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows his marvellous Gloria (2013) with another resoundingly affirmative portrait of a marginalised woman holding her ground. Santiago bar singer Marina Vidal, played by the sensational trans actress Daniela Vega in her screen debut, is headstrong, vivacious and happily in love. When her lover dies, Marina finds herself, a trans woman living with an older man, immediately suspected of foul play.