A Fantastic Woman

100 Minutes • R

Showings

Lark Theater Fri, Mar 16 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Mar 18 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Mar 19 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Mar 22 2:00 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Mar 23 11:00 AM
Lark Theater Sun, Mar 25 5:40 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Mar 26 1:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Mar 28 1:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Rating:R
Genre:Drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sebastián Lelio
Cast:Daniela Vega
Francisco Reyes
Aline Küppenheim
Luis Gnecco

Description

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. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando's family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.

 

"Fantastic is one word for it, another would be outstanding." - Detroit News

 

"Someone who can navigate all that, and remain resilient, assertive, even charismatic? Yes - she's a fantastic woman." - NPR