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Daniela Vega is a force of nature in electric Fantastic Woman trailer

Sony Pictures Classics slates Chilean drama for Nov. 17 release

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The death of a partner and gale-force winds can’t dull Daniela Vega’s shine in the just-released trailer for A Fantastic Woman.

Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio directs the film from a script he wrote with Gonzalo Maza, about a young transgender waitress and aspiring singer, Marina, who must confront societal prejudices and the skeptical family of her aging partner, Orlando, who suddenly falls ill and dies after the couple makes long-term plans for their future together.

Sony Pictures Classics, which acquired the film after its well-received world premiere at the Berlinale in February, has also dated the film for theatrical release on Nov. 17, a prime slot heading into the awards race ahead.

If early reviews out of Berlin and last weekend’s Telluride Film Festival are any indication, Vega could become the first transgender performer to receive an Academy Award nomination in the Best Actress category.

A Fantastic Woman, produced by Jackie helmer Pablo Larraín, has additional screenings scheduled for TIFF and the BFI London Film Festival in the weeks ahead. For now, watch the film’s new trailer above, and check out its gorgeous one-sheet below.

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