It’s Oscar season and a Chilean film is nominated for Best Foreign Language film:
A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Chile’s track record in this category: The country’s second nomination
Director: Sebastian Lelio
Story: Orlando (Francisco Reyes) is a middle-aged businessman in the Chilean capital Santiago who’s in a relationship with the much younger Marina (Daniela Vega). After an evening out together, Orlando suffers an aneurysm and is taken to hospital. His relatives, including his former wife, cannot cope with the fact that Marina is a transgender woman: only Orlando’s brother accepts her for who she is. The police and hospital authorities are mistrustful and seem to suspect Marina of involvement in Orlando’s death.
Official website here.