Eine fantastische Frau

Eine fantastische Frau

Chile / Deutschland / USA / Spanien 2016/2017, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Marina and Orlando are in love and plan to spend their lives together. She is working as a waitress and adores singing. Her lover, twenty years her senior, has left his family for her. One night, when they return home after having exuberantly celebrated Marina’s birthday at a restaurant, Orlando suddenly turns deathly pale and stops responding. At the hospital, all the doctors can do is confirm his death. Events follow thick and fast: Marina finds herself facing a female police inspector’s unpleasant questions, and Orlando’s family shows her nothing but anger and mistrust. Orlando’s wife excludes Marina from the funeral; she also orders her to leave the apartment – which on paper at least belonged to Orlando – as soon as possible. Marina is a transgender woman. The deceased’s family feels threatened by her sexual identity. With the same energy she once used to fight for her right to live as a woman Marina, with head held high, now insists on her right to grieve. Even if her environment conspires against her, the film at least is entirely on her side, showing us a protagonist who, although increasingly side-lined, is nonetheless strong and worldly-wise – a truly fantastic woman.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Sebastián Lelio
Assistant director:Maria José Droguett
Screenplay:Gonzalo Maza, Sebastián Lelio
Director of photography:Benjamín Echazarreta
Production design:Estefania Larraín
Make-up artist:Valeria Goffreri
Costume design:Muriel Parra
Editing:Soledad Salfate
Sound design:Tina Laschke
Sound:Alberto Alén
Casting:Moira Miller, Alejandra Alaff
Music:Matthew Herbert
  
Cast: 
Daniela VegaMarina
Francisco ReyesOrlando
Luis GneccoGabo
Aline KuppenheimSonia
Nicolas SaavedraBruno
Amparo NogueraAdriana
Nestor CantillanaGaston
Alejandro GoicArzt
Antonia ZegersAlessandra
Sergio HernándezGesangslehrer
  
Production company:Participant Media (Beverly Hills), Fabula (Santiago)
in co-production with:Komplizen Film GmbH (München + Berlin), Muchas Gracias (Santiago), Setembro Cine (Barcelona)
Producer:Pablo Larrain
Co-Producer:Gonzalo Maza, Fernanda del Nido, Sebastián Lelio, Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Jonathan King, Jeff Skoll
Producer (TV):Alexander Bohr (ZDF / Arte)
Executive producer:Mariane Hartard, Ben von Dobeneck
Line producer:Eduardo Castro
Unit production manager:Juan de Dios Larraín
Shoot:11.01.2016-25.02.2016:
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:104 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.07.2017, 169639, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 07.09.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Eine fantastische Frau
Weiterer Titel (ES) Una Mujer Fantástica
Weiterer Titel (US) A Fantastic Woman

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Original

Length:104 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.07.2017, 169639, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 07.09.2017
 

Awards

Berlinale 2017
Teddy Award, Spielfilm
Silberner Bär, Bestes Drehbuch
 

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