A medium shot of Daniela Vega in the film 'A Fantastic Woman' (2017). The photo was taken at night and her hair is blown upwards by the wind and her face tinted blue in the light. She wears a green and gold, shiny shawl around her shoulders.
A medium shot of Daniela Vega in the film 'A Fantastic Woman' (2017). The photo was taken at night and her hair is blown upwards by the wind and her face tinted blue in the light. She wears a green and gold, shiny shawl around her shoulders.
A Fantastic Woman (2017) Participant Media

ACMI Presents

A Fantastic Woman

Una mujer fantástica

Sebastián Lelio | Chile, Spain, Germany | | M
Film

COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately due to COVID-related staff shortages, ACMI has had to reduce the operating hours of our cinemas resulting in the cancellation of a number of cinema sessions. We have cancelled the Fri 14 Jan 4.30pm A Fantastic Woman session. Affected ticketholders will be contacted and refunded directly. Please check your email or contact us if you have any questions. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to see you again soon.

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Chilean auteur Sebastián Lelio follows in the legacy of Pedro Almodóvar in this unflinching portrait of a woman fighting for her dignity in this Academy Award-winning drama.

It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.

Ryan Gilbey (The Guardian)

When cisgender divorcée Orlando (Francisco Reyes) suffers an aneurism and falls down the stairs to his death, a seemingly tragic accident becomes even more so as the events that follow begin to rapidly escalate for his younger partner, Marina (Daniela Vega). A waitress and singer on the rise, her sexuality and socio-economic status immediately place her under suspicion from not just Orlando’s spiteful family but the local police. Finding antagonists everywhere she turns, she has to fight not only to maintain her privacy and innocence, but her dignity and respect.

Premiering at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival – where it won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and the Teddy Award – A Fantastic Woman went on to have a huge impact during the 2018 awards circuit. Its win of Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards was significant, but so too was Vega’s inclusion in the ceremony where she became the first transgender person to present an award in Oscar history. Filmmaker Sebastián Lelio has long been a favourite on the international film festival circuit, with previous titles Gloria (2013) and Disobedience (2017) critically acclaimed. A Fantastic Woman, however, might be his masterwork not just because of its timeliness upon release but because of the way it – and Vega’s star-making performance – has endured in the years since.

Format: DCP
Language: Spanish & Mandarin with English subtitles
Source: Sony
Courtesy: Sony
Duration: 104 mins

When

Cancelled

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Duration

104 mins

Rating

M

Contains mature themes and coarse language

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