36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

A Fantastic Woman

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Young waitress and aspiring singer Marina is a trans woman who is planning for the future with her lover Orlando. Following Orlando’s sudden illness and tragic death, the doctor and Orlando’s family grow suspicious of Marina and her involvement with his death, making her unable to peacefully mourn her lover. To make matters worse, Marina’s identity is considered an aberration by most of Orlando’s family. His ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral and his son threatens to throw her out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina must battle with the difficulties of losing a lover while also fighting for a right many take for granted: her right to be herself.

Supported by Cville Pride


Saturday, November 11


9:30 PM


UVA : Culbreth Theatre

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Film Info

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Runtime: 104 min.

Year: 2017

Country: Chile/Germany/Spain

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Rayes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim.