A Fantastic Woman

100 Minutes • R

Showings

Lark TheaterFri, Mar 16 4:20 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterSun, Mar 18 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterMon, Mar 19 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterThu, Mar 22 2:00 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterFri, Mar 23 11:00 AM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterSun, Mar 25 5:40 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterMon, Mar 26 1:00 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterWed, Mar 28 1:15 PM Not Available
 
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