Even as she copes with her own grief, Marina must deal with being mistreated, misjudged, even mugged.

It's like she's a walking target. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Similar to his 2013 film "Gloria," where a … (In a daringly obvious choice, Aretha Franklin's "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman" plays on Marina's car radio as she goes to meet Sonia. “A Fantastic Woman” is at once a straightforward story of self-assertion and defiance and a complex study of the nuances of identity. But they both rebel against a stubbornly patriarchal society that pushes them to the margins and expects them to be content with a half-invisible, second-class status. All rights reserved. The sidelong glances she gets even from the most well-meaning people she crosses paths with is enough to make anyone want to hide out at home in sweatpants forever in sympathy; that Marina keeps making herself an inconvenience for Orlando’s horrible family is enough to make her a worthy heroine. Who cares what's between her legs? An episode that feels like a tipping point delivers the first high-level casualty of the Fadda-Cannon conflict. Including remembrances from Ziggy Marley, Shaggy, Bonnie Raitt, Debbie Harry, Ben Harper, and more. Daniela Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman, the tale of a trans woman who finds herself under societal suspicion after the death of her boyfriend. But then Orlando suffers an aneurysm and dies on the operating table after a panicked Marina drives him to the emergency room. She's not just treated as a second-class citizen. In fact, an hour and three quarters had gone by. Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here. He weaves in elements from melodrama, from noir. Orlando’s son takes the dog. Over four seasons, the anthology series has developed a self-referentiality that goes well beyond references to the original film.

There is a mystery at the heart of A Fantastic Woman (which has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar). All Marina wants to do is be allowed to say goodbye to Orlando, to grieve publicly.

She lies naked in bed, knees bent, with a round mirror placed over her genital area. In Sebastián Lelio's new film "A Fantastic Woman," these breathtakingly cruel words are said to Marina (Daniela Vega), a trans woman in mourning for her dead lover Orlando (Francisco Reyes), by Orlando's ex-wife Sonia (Aline Kuppenheim). "Complicated," she says at one point, "quantum physics complicated." The drama lingers as Election Day approaches. There are moments of the fantastic, though, primarily a dazzling dream sequence at a club, where Marina envisions herself suddenly lifted out of her bedraggled state, clad in sparkling tinsel and backed by an ensemble of dancers. Santiago often appears emptied-out of people in "A Fantastic Woman." Yes — she's a fantastic woman. Orlando had bruises on his body after falling down the stairs during the aneurysm, and there is suspicion of foul play.