Despite their 20 year age difference, Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. But one evening everything changes when Orlando falls seriously ill and passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, Marina, a transgender woman, is treated with suspicion. The struggles she faces in the aftermath of her lover's death become a microcosm for her life, as she battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting in order to become who she is— a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.
Following his success with 2013's Gloria, Sebastián Lelio's dazzling portrait of a woman with nothing to count on but her own fortitude places him among a cadre of Chilean filmmakers working in the vanguard of contemporary cinema— one that includes Pablo Larraín, who also produced. Una mujer fantástica premiered at Berlin where it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and the Teddy Award. Opening this week in NYC.