A Fantastic Woman (2017)

Una mujer fantástica
Running time: 104 min. | Genre: Drama, Transsexuality / Transgender
A Fantastic Woman


Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando, 20 years older than her, owns a printing company. After an evening celebrating Marina’s birthday, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but Orlando passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is under suspicion. Doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective wants to make sure she is not involved in his death. Orlando's ex-wife wants her to stay away from the funeral. Not only that --Marina is threatened by Orlando’s adult son to throw her out the flat. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is a complete aberration. So now Marina has to struggle for the right to be herself. She will go through a battle against 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.



Original title

Una mujer fantástica


Sebastián Lelio


Coproducción Chile-España; Fabula, Komplizen Film, Setembro Cine

Running time

104 min.


Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza


Mathew Herbert


Benjamín Echazarreta




Chile Chile

Nominations & Awards

Golden Globes Awards Best Foreign Language Film (0)
Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film
Goya Best Hispano American Film (0)
Platino Best Hispano American Film
Platino Best Director
Platino Best Screenplay
Platino Best Leading Actress (Daniela Vega)
Platino Best Cinematography
Platino Best Film Editing
Platino Best Sound (0)
Platino Best Art Direction
Platino Film and Education Values (0)
Independent Spirit Best Foreign Language Film (0)
Mar del Plata International Film Festival Best Hispano American Film
Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear - Best Film (0)
Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear - Best Script (0)