Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica) (2017)

Director: Sebastián Lelio. Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco. 100 min. Rated R. Chile/Germany/Spain/USA. Drama.

There are Almodóvar films, or films like Tangerine where a character is by-the-way-also-transgender, but I don't recall a movie dedicated to the life of a transgender. As a minor character speaks for us here, we don't even know how to react to this man/woman, let alone feel how she feels when she loses her only loved one. Numerous shots show her holding onto something, literally being blown away by the wind, or watching her "other" self in a mirror - even a wobbly, unstable self. Intentional or not, you will feel sorry for this person, and think about her afterwards.

PS: This year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner.

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