Chilean director Lelio follows up Gloria with another luminous and deeply involving portrait of an isolated woman. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. When her older partner suffers a terrible accident, Marina comes under suspicion. By virtue of her gender identity she is treated like a criminal, with everyone from the doctors and Orlando’s family to the police seeing not a grieving woman, but an aberration. A compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence.
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We review A Fantastic Woman in our film podcast. Skip to 0.24 to hear what we had to say!