Fri, 15 Jun | Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy

June Film night - A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman FREE EVENT
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June Film night - A Fantastic Woman

Time & Location

15 Jun 2018, 19:30
Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy, 1 Castle Mews, London N12 9EH, UK

About the Event

A Fantastic Woman (trailer) - Aashna's monthly free film night with Masala Popcorn and after film discussion.

A Fantastic Woman is 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-nominated film is an urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry and hostility on a daily basis.

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital.

Marina finds herself placed under intense scrutiny, with no regard for her privacy, or her grief. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion from the police and contempt from her lover’s relatives. The doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death.

Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando's family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman. Faced with the threat of losing everything, Marina finds the strength to fight back.

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.

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