A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman 15

Director: Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Francisco Reyes, Daniela Vega

Country: Chile
Year: 2017
Duration: 104m
With English Subtitles


Waiting tables in downtown Santiago while pursuing her dream of becoming a nightclub singer, young transgender woman Marina finds safety and solace in her relationship with older divorcee Orlando. But after Orlando’s death Marina must stand up for her right to mourn a lost love, in this deeply compassionate and unforgettable film. - Palm Springs Film Festival

“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.” The Guardian

MON 5, 7PM
A panel discussion about the issues raised by the film will take place after the 7PM screening. Panellists will include Jordan Wise , Rosey Donovan and Ibtisam Ahmed.

Jordan Wise is 33 and is a Fine Artist. She lived in Trinidad and Tobago for 2 and half years. Jordan accepted she was transgender in late 2016. Since then she has increasingly been involved in trans activism through the support group Trans Space Notts, last year doing an interview with Notts TV about Trans Day of Remembrance. "My one aim in life is to be a published graphic novelist. I'll do whatever is takes to make it happen. Currently on the two-year waiting list for an appointment from the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health."

Rosey Donovan is part of the Equality & Community Relations Team, Nottingham City Council. Rosey has been tireless in her work for the community over several years. In the past, she organised Nottingham Pride and her current work as a Project Officer for Nottingham City Council has involved overseeing the LGBT External Consultative and Scrutiny Panel. Rosey played a huge part om organising an Oscar Wilde exhibition at the Galleries of Justice acquiring the original cell door. Rosey arranges a range of events to acknowledge LGBT History Month, IDAHOT, Transgender Day Of Remembrance, and many more. Twitter: @roseydonovan

Ibtisam Ahmed is a final year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. His work critiques colonialism and its legacy from a utopian perspective, and includes a detailed look at decolonising abuses of gender and sexuality. He is heavily involved with the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the Commonwealth and works with Nottinghamshire Pride in that capacity.

Please note the 7PM screening will start promptly at the advertised time.


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A Fantastic Woman