Una Mujer Fantástica

"UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA“ CELEBRATED ITS WORLD PREMIERE IN COMPETITION AT THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 AND WON THE SILVER BEAR BEST SCREENPLAY AND THE TEDDY AWARD.



PARTICIPANT MEDIA PRESENTS A FABULA PRODUCTION, IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH KOMPLIZEN FILM, MUCHAS GRACIAS, SETEMBRO CINE AND ZDF/ARTE, FUNDED BY CONSEJO NACIONAL DE LA CULTURA Y LAS ARTES, CORFO, IBERMEDIA, MEDIENBOARD, FFA AND DFFF.

2016 | DCP | 1:2.39 | 5.1. | 104 min


Synopsis

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future.
Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company.
After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital.
Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando's ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando.
Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion.
So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles 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.


Crew

Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Written by Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza
Producers Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza
Co Producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Fernanda del Nido
Executive Producers Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Rocío Jadue Z., Mariane Hartard, Ben von Dobeneck
Associate Producer ZDF/ARTE Alexander Bohr
Associate Producer Martín Cárcamo
Music Matthew Herbert
Line Producer Eduardo Castro
Director of photography Benjamín Echazarreta
Production Designer Estefanía Larraín
Costume Designer Muriel Parra
Editor Soledad Salfate
Sound Designer Tina Laschke


Cast

with Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes


Awards

Berlinale 2017, Competition - Silver Bear Best Screenplay
Berlinale 2017 - Teddy Award


Festivals (selection)

Berlinale 2017 - Competition
Transilvania International Film Festival
Biografilm Festival Bologna
Festival du Film de Cabourg
Art Film Fest
Moscow International Film Festival 


Cinema Release

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bolivia, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech/Slovak Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece/Cyprus, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK/Ireland, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela 


World Sales / Distribution

World Sales: Funny Balloons
Distributor: Piffl Medien Verleih




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