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Hull Independent Cinema: A FANTASTIC WOMAN
April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:35 pm£6 – £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Sebastián Lelio | 2017 | Spain/Chile/Germany/USA | Cert 15 | 104 mins | Spanish language with English subtitles
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Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.
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).
Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:35pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.
** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door at the Hull Independent Cinema desk in the theatre lobby.