Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman)

  • Type: Movies & TV
  • By: Sebastián Lelio
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Drama
  • Recommended by: Mari G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9786317224438
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She's Got Grit!

A Fantastic Woman is the 2017 Academy Award winning Best Foreign Language Film starring Daniela Vega. She plays Marina, a transgender singer and waitress who tragically loses her lover when he dies in the night. The intimate and quiet tone of this Spanish language film both surprised me and left me thinking long about why in the world some think they alone can assign human dignity. Marina asserts her right to grieve at the funeral even when she faces disapproval from her lover’s ex-wife. With serene grit Marina proves she is not only a fantastic woman, but an exceptional woman! If you are like me, you will enjoy the city landscapes of Santiago, Chile and the curious look of Chilean restaurants featured in the film. For fans of 80s music you might also like the varied medleys on the soundtrack including works from The Alan Parsons Project, but most especially Daniela Vega’s mezzo-soprano’s singing voice.