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Film Club, Our Next Film: A Fantastic Woman

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

2017, Chile/Spain, 104 minutes, (R) subtitled
Director – Sebastian Lelio

Daniela Vega plays a transgender singer whose relationship with a much older man is brought abruptly to an end when he suffers a fatal aneurism. Instead of being treated with compassion she is faced with suspicion and contempt from the authorities and hostility from his family. An impressive exposition of courage and strength.

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LINKS:
IMDb – A Fantastic Woman
Rotten Tomatoes – A Fantastic Woman

AUDIENCE REACTION:

  • 13 excellent
  • 11 very good
  • 2 good
  • 2 average
  • 1 poor

Giving an overall rating of 78%

COMMENTS:

  • Compassionate film about being transgender and prejudice – lovely voice
  • Brilliant, tragic, ugly, sordid, beautiful
  • A passionate and powerful resistance to prejudice
  • Fab film, nice venue, staff welcoming
  • Brilliant performance by Daniela Vega
  • Wonderful film and riveting performance by Daniela Vega. Stunning!
  • Parts moved me unbelievably other parts left me cold
  • An intriguing and moving film not as gripping as I had expected but I enjoyed the upbeat ending
  • A very powerful film  good music and use of lighting
  • Very engaging and sympathetic protagonist – put spotlight on prejudices and raised valuable questions
  • Performance was good, cinematography good , too long! Bored!
  • I wanted more from this film than I feel it ultimately delivered

Audience Reaction: 52 Tuesdays

The audience gave ‘52 Tuesdays‘ a score of 69.57%

It seemed to have a ‘Marmite’ effect, you either loved it or hated it.

Here are the comments:

  • Thought provoking insight into a young person coming to terms with he sexuality amidst uncertainty.
  • Complex and compelling.
  • Terrific photography. What is male, female, young, old? Still waters run deep.
  • Brilliant cinematography. Great casting. Very interesting.
  • Disturbing, full of emotion, conflicted ones and true ones. A truly beautiful film.
  • The nuclear family goes nuclear! Captured the complexity if a complicated situation very well.
  • Whatever happens – Life goes on!
  • Very good. Thanks.
  • Excellent acting/cinematography – took a while to work out relationships – 2nd half seemed to move at a faster pace – clever directing.
  • Not a poor film, appreciate the sentiment but had to watch. ‘Jones’ was not a caring character. Liked the daughter.
  • Worse film I have ever seen and I didn’t even see it all. Now that is saying something.
  • Lasted until day 4.

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