SAT 14 JULY – ‘A FANTASTIC WOMAN’ (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT strong language, discriminatory behaviour

 

19 film festival award wins and 37 nominations including:

2018 Academy Award Winner – Best Foreign Language Film

Sebastián Lelio (‘Gloria’) returns with a groundbreaking, deeply humane story about a trans woman’s fight for acceptance, anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega.

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. 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.

“It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.”  ★★★★★ – Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian

“Shocking and enraging, rapturous and restorative… This movie is a knockout” David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“A captivating and raw performance [from Daniela Vega]” ★★★★★ – Patrick Gamble, CineVue

“As good as Almodóvar at his best”  ★★★★★ – David Sexton, The Evening Standard