Wednesday, 28 March 2018
10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm; 7:15pm
A FANTASTIC WOMAN - Wednesday 28th March 2018
Directed by Sebastian Lelio
Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando's ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando's son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando's family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.
Nominated for a Palme d’Or at 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and it is Chile's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards
“The film's great triumph is Daniela Vega, a transgender actress and singer, who makes an indelible impression in the leading role.” – Rex Read – The New York Observer
“Lelio is a fine director and he handles this tragic story with tenderness and insight, and also with a firm control over the film's superb visuals”. – David Stratton, The Australian
“At its core, A Fantastic Woman is the story of genuine love, something requires no definition”. - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
The SC French Film Festival is scheduled from 4 to 6 May with the opening night feature film C'est La Vie on Friday at Noosa 5. On Saturday See You Up There and The Workshop screen in Noosa, with 3 feature films at Majestic Cinemas, Nambour on Sunday - Belle & Sebastian - Friends for Life, Back to Burgundy and Jealous. Tickets on sale soon so for full details visit www.afsunshinecoast.org.au.
Don't miss the Oscar award winning film The Shape of Water (Best Picture, Best Director) now screening at Noosa 5. Check the website for all details.
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Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm. Monday screening time is 6:30pm only. Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!
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