Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival
Following up his award-winning film GLORIA, director Sebastián Lelio once again delivers a film that focuses on a woman’s resilience in the modern world. A Fantastic Woman follows a grieving transgender woman Marina who has to fight for her right at every turn after her lover Orlando dies suddenly. Marina is forced to confront Orlando’s family, the hospital and the police in order to fight for her right to be respectfully treated as a grieving person. Winner of this year’s Teddy Award and Best Screenplay Award of the Berlin Film Festival, this film addresses a timely issue with the support of the fantastic performance by transgender performer Daniela Vega.