Reactions to A Fantastic Woman

A pleasing response to our most recent film,  A Fantastic Woman, which scored 80.97 per cent. Here are some of the comments:

  • “Superb piece of cinema – totally brilliant.”
  • “Loved it, engaging, fabulous to watch, great emotional journey.”
  • “Beautifully scripted and shot to build a highly engaging narrative.”
  • “Beautiful film. Impressive main character, and sensitive relationship.”
  • “Really enjoyed, kept my attention throughout. Strong performance from main character.”
  • “Brilliant character study, superbly portrayed.”
  • “Stunning performance from Daniela Vega.”
  • “Incredible performance”.
  • “Hugely engaging, moving, punchy.”
  • “Tragic and poignant.”
  • “Really fine.”
  • “Fabulous.”.
  • “It shows how difficult life can be if you don’t fit in.”
  • “Absorbing insight into trans challenges.”
  • “Once again, prejudice in another form with devastating results.”
  • “Nice touches of magical realism, and symbolism of mirrors.”
  • “Became more fascinating as it progressed.”
  • “So different to what I expected.”
  • “How sad!”
  • “Well deserved Oscar.”
  • “An interesting and worthy selection by the society.”
  • “Beautiful, measured performance – lovely film.”
  • “Very moving. Tremendous acting.”
  • “Good – needs a lot of thought.”
  • “Much that was excellent in this film, but there was little relief from the slow tempo of grief that occasionally verged towards a monotony of narrative. That is possibly too strong a criticism. One could scarcely not succumb to the beauty of Marina’s male/female features but perhaps Lelio depended on them too much!”
  • “Just a bit slow at times. Some variation in pace would have been welcomed. Superbly acted, however, and offered great and sympathetic insight into that transgender world. It seemed an entirely honest representation of what it is to be a transgender individual.”
  • “Much of it brilliant, some bits opaque.”
  • “Greater depth of characters needed.”
  • “Could have been edited a bit more. Didn’t make he life easy for herself.”
  • “Just a little too long. Very well acted”.
  • “Slightly long, but beautifully shot.”
  • “Bit slow but important topic to show.”
  • “Terribly long!”.
  • “Very slow at times.”
  • “I expected a better film given that it got the Oscar.”
  • “Slow moving. Interesting all the same.”
  • “A window into the world of the transgender. Overlong studies of protagonist.A bit disjointed and confusing, but final footage clear.”
  • “Not my cup of tea! Important to raise issues but maybe at a different pace.”
  • “Too many slow scenes”
  • “A bit slow and not very exciting”.
  •  “Very slow in parts.”
  • “Sad – but so drawn out”.
  • “Much too much faffing about.”