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Una mujer fantástica

Una mujer fantástica

A fantastic woman

DVD - 2018 | Spanish
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"Una Mujer Fantástica es la historia de Marina, una mesera y cantante, y Orlando, un hombre mayor, que estan enamorados y planean un futuro juntos. Despues de que Orlando enferma repentinamente y muere, Marina se ve obligada a enfrentar a su familia y a la socidad, y luchar para demostrarles quien es: una mujer fuerte, pasional...fantástica."--Container.


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Apr 21, 2021

Yes, this item won the "Oscar" for best Foreign language film of 2018. generally, this is the "kiss of death" for any non-English film.
Daniela Vega does a fine job of portraying the "heroine" of this dysfunctional family affair - as far as it goes. There is almost no background that might indicate where the character she was playing was coming from - other than her father's irritation that she abandoned classical music for schlock latino dance items.

Nov 05, 2020

This film has subtitles in English. Don't know what other's issues are. Its a good movie

Sep 13, 2020

WARNING...this is a Spanish language film WITHOUT any translation or subtitles. I’ve never experienced a movie distributed on DVD like this before. Unless you understand spoken Spanish, you’ll be disappointed.

Dec 10, 2019

"A fantastic woman" has a fantastic director. He approaches the themes / characters very thoughtfully. It is a wonderful skill to have.
You know how some movies are "too much"? Too sad, too happy, too violent, too gory, too silly, too sentimental, too disgusting (or shocking), etc. etc. Well, this director is the opposite, he crafted a movie with just the right amount of each theme.
The director is very neutral and factual in his approach, leaving the viewer to have the final word.
I did find the overall pace slow-ish, but there is a pay off at the end (final act).

Nov 15, 2019

Visually beautiful. No cc or subtitles——very disappointing for an award winning film produced by German Spanish & English-speaking production.

Aug 23, 2019

Simple film about a transgender individual who is suddenly thrust into a situation where they may lose everything, with outsiders attempting to shut them out. Daniela Vega is hypnotizing to watch as she finds inner strength to fight back. The beauty of the film is truly watching her go from a comfortable existence within the protection of her boyfriend to having to become literally liberated and standing on her own two feet. The metaphor is not lost on the viewer, but Vega and director Sebastian Lelio accomplish it all with the most delicate touch. Easily a contender for best foreign picture.

Apr 23, 2019

I had reservations about watching a film depicting a transgender relationship but was very pleasantly surprised. You're not asked to make judgements and the sexual preferences of the protagonists aren't rubbed in your face. It's essentially a movie about unconditional love on the one hand, and love, or relationships, bound by all kinds of conditions and prejudices on the other. A very moving story, it had me gripped from start to finish. The acting is exceptional, the script beautifully crafted, direction spot on. No wonder it won best foreign film. In fact it once again highlights the stupidity of that Oscar category. Best film should be best film regardless of language, and this would have been a very strong contender.

Feb 09, 2019

Not good. It was slow pacing with a lot of unnecessary scenes and unanswered questions.

Feb 04, 2019

Beware!! This movie does not have any subtitles so unless you are knowledgeable in Spanish, the film is worthless.

Sep 28, 2018

Unlike "Tangerine 2015" which was about the street culture of LA's Santa Monica and Highland neighborhood where the transgenders live, this film described a trans woman who must overcome social obstacles to the basic human right to grieve the sudden death of her lover/partner. Also enjoyed Lelio's previous film, another woman centric story "Gloria 2013."

Notes: Trans deserve better; they are part of our social fabric. The brave ones: per wiki --- The projected active duty end strength in the armed forces for fiscal year 2017 was 1,281,900 servicemembers and a 2016 estimate that between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender individuals served on active duty.

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Sep 28, 2018

Your love is like yesterday's newspaper. No one wants to read it anymore. Sensational when it was published in the morning.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
-Stronger. I have orangutan hands.
Did you know there are two kinds of pet owners? Those who have mammals and those who prefer birds or reptiles. We mammals have a neocortex... the most developed layer of neural tissue... where emotions are generated. That's where empathy... tenderness... and love are generated.
Saint Francis doesn't say: "Give me love, give me peace... give me light, give me this, give me that." Saint Francis says: "Make me an instrument of your love. Make me a channel of your peace."
Saying goodbye to a loved one when he dies is a basic human right, isn't it?


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