Director: Sebastian Lelio
Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes
In Spanish, with English subtitles
Marina is a transwoman. Her partner, Orlando, dies of aneurysm. This incident puts her into a touchy situation. Orlando's son wants her out of the apartment Orlando owns. Orlando's ex-wife claims his corpse and wants Marina to stay away from the wake. These are things that are expected to happen. But, the movie seems to be not about these eventualities. It discusses the social acceptance of trans-people in general in a country that's primarily Catholic. It digs deeper into the society's cloistered homophobia. However, the character study approach of the movie is, in my opinion, the one that may have caught the interest of the ones who revere it. It might be the reason it won the 90th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film earlier this year.
Date seen: April 29, 2018