A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the exquisite tale of a transgender woman mourning her lost lover from red-hot Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio (Gloria).
Santiago bar singer Marina Vidal, played by sensational trans actress Daniela Vega in her screen debut, is headstrong, vivacious, confident and beautiful. After her much older lover, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), dies suddenly, Marina wants to grieve just as anyone would.
When met with suspicion and prejudice by authorities and Orlando's family, Marina boldly steps forward to expose the banality of intolerance and prove that she is, indeed, a fantastic woman.
One of nine films advancing in this year's Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film, A FANTASTIC WOMAN is a stirring drama of grief and identity featuring one of the most outstanding performances of the year.
"The movie is a knockout." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A lightning-rod performance from newcomer Daniela Vega." THE PLAYLIST
"Like Lelio's breakthrough film, Gloria, A Fantastic Woman is at its most compelling as a conventional character study of an unconventional female lead." AV CLUB
"Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and star Daniela Vega give the growing bracket of transgender drama a new, luminous touchstone work." VARIETY
"Sebastian Lelio's A Fantastic Woman is mesmerizing thanks to Daniela Vega's powerful, award-worthy lead performance." THE DAILY BEAST