A Fantastic Woman (2017) REVIEW – A Truly Gripping Character Study
By Andrea Thompson
A Fantastic Woman is a fitting title, but it truly does not do its subject, Marina (Daniela Vega in a truly splendid, gripping performance) justice. It shouldn’t be remarkable that an actual transgender woman is playing her, but such is the state of things. However, you needn’t see A Fantastic Woman out of a sense of charity or an obligation to support LGBTQ cinema. The film is fantastic in its own right, a wonderful portrait of grief and resilience.