A Fantastic Woman (15)
Venue 1, The Brunton, Musselburgh.
Una mujer fantástica
Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Saavedra, Amparo Noguera
A vision of defiant resistance, club singer Marina's (Daniela Vega) life, is shattered by the death of her beloved partner, Orlando (Francisco Reyes). Having informed Orlando's family of the tragedy, Marina is met with suspicion and hostility due to her status as a trans woman. Instead of being comforted during her grief, Marina must fight for her home, her rights and even custody of a beloved pet dog. Anchored by Vega's exceptional performance, A Fantastic Woman is a profound and visually powerful film. Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) returns with this provocatively queer, emotionally rich and vibrant drama.
Presented in association with Pride Saltire.