Hull Independent Cinema presents: A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Tue 24 April 2018, Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay, Hull
Sebastián Lelio | 2017 | Spain/Chile/Germany/USA | Cert 15 | 104 mins | Spanish language with English subtitles
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL BOX OFFICE.
Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or in person, and are not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office online/over the phone, or on the door on the night from the Hull Independent Cinema sales table. Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Vue Cinemas has one of the best concessions in town, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?
Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts
7:30pm: Programme starts. Introductions, trailer reel (10-15 mins). Main feature, A FANTASTIC WOMAN
9:30pm: Programme ends
Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) returns with a groundbreaking, deeply humane and Academy Award-winning story about a trans woman’s fight for acceptance. Anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega, this Oscar-winning film is an urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry and hostility on a daily basis.
Vega plays Marina Vidal, a young singer whose life is thrown into turmoil following the sudden death of her partner, Orlando. Met with suspicion from the police and contempt from her lover’s relatives, Marina finds herself placed under intense scrutiny, with no regard for her privacy, or her grief. As tensions rise between Marina and Orlando’s family, she is evicted from their shared home and banned from attending his funeral. But faced with the threat of losing everything, Marina finds the strength to fight back. From the producers of Jackie, Spotlight and Toni Erdmann, A Fantastic Woman is an outstanding, timely work that recalls the very best films of Pedro Almodóvar. Soaked in luminous visuals and elevated by elegant flights of surrealism, it is a courageous, audacious and defiant declaration of Marina’s status as a woman – and a fantastic one, at that.
Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Saavedra, Amparo Noguera
Awards and reviews
Winner, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2018
Winner, Best International Film, Independent Spirit Awards 2018
Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, London Film Festival Official Selections
“This indelibly moving film features a performance of surpassing beauty and tenderness from Daniela Vega, an openly transgender actress seizing her moment with stirring authenticity.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and star Daniela Vega give the growing bracket of transgender drama a new, luminous touchstone work.” – Guy Lodge, Variety
A FANTASTIC WOMAN is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).