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A Fantastic Woman

Chile Deutschland USA Spanien 2016/2017 Spielfilm

Summary

Marina and Orlando are in love and plan to spend their lives together. She is working as a waitress and adores singing. Her lover, twenty years her senior, has left his family for her. One night, when they return home after having exuberantly celebrated Marina’s birthday at a restaurant, Orlando suddenly turns deathly pale and stops responding. At the hospital, all the doctors can do is confirm his death. Events follow thick and fast: Marina finds herself facing a female police inspector’s unpleasant questions, and Orlando’s family shows her nothing but anger and mistrust. Orlando’s wife excludes Marina from the funeral; she also orders her to leave the apartment – which on paper at least belonged to Orlando – as soon as possible. Marina is a transgender woman. The deceased’s family feels threatened by her sexual identity. With the same energy she once used to fight for her right to live as a woman Marina, with head held high, now insists on her right to grieve. Even if her environment conspires against her, the film at least is entirely on her side, showing us a protagonist who, although increasingly side-lined, is nonetheless strong and worldly-wise – a truly fantastic woman.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

All Credits

Shoot

    • 11.01.2016 - 25.02.2016
Duration:
104 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.07.2017, 169639, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 07.09.2017

Titles

  • Weiterer Titel (US) A Fantastic Woman
  • Weiterer Titel (ES) Una Mujer Fantástica
  • Originaltitel (DE) Eine fantastische Frau

Versions

Original

Duration:
104 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.07.2017, 169639, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 07.09.2017

Awards

Academy Awards 2018
  • Oscar, Bester nicht-englischsprachiger Film
Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles 2018
  • Nominierung, Bester fremdsprachiger Film
Berlinale 2017
  • Teddy Award, Spielfilm
  • Silberner Bär, Bestes Drehbuch