a fantastic woman

The film will have closed captions (English subtitles especially for D/deaf or hard of hearing attendees) and the event will have British Sign Language interpretation. 


sunday 25 february - duke's at komedia

Director: Sebastián Lelio. 2017. Chile. 104 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles, including captions. 

Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) returns with a groundbreaking, captivating and deeply humane story about a trans woman’s fight for acceptance. Anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega.

Vega plays Marina Vidal, a young singer whose life is thrown into turmoil following the sudden death of her partner, Orlando. Met with suspicion from the police and contempt from her partner's relatives, Marina finds herself placed under intense scrutiny, with no regard for her privacy, or her grief. As tensions rise between Marina and Orlando’s family, she is evicted from their shared home and banned from attending his funeral. But faced with the threat of losing everything, Marina finds the strength to fight back.

We have a limited amount of tickets available for free for those who cannot afford the regular ticket price. Please email info@eyeswideopencinema.co.uk to reserve these. 

our panel



KUCHENGA is a writer, an agitator an avid consumer of all culture high and low.  She is a Black trans feminist whose work sparkles with vivacity and originality. A member of Black Lives Matter UK, the Bent Bars Collective and Sisters Uncut, she lives on the Southern coast and can be often be found frolicking on the beach with her dog Nene.


 Picture credit: Lee Baxter

Picture credit: Lee Baxter


Kate O’Donnell is an award-winning transgender performer, activist, theatre and cabaret maker. In 2016 she founded Trans Creative, a trans theatre company who aim to be trans led and trans positive. Her work is autobiographical, entertaining and political showing pride and strength in being transgender and includes the award-winning Big Girl’s Blouse. In 2017 she toured her critically acclaimed one woman  show ‘You've Changed’ following its preview at the Edinburgh festival. 




Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of six novels for young adults. In 2016, she authored the best-selling World Book Day title: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. She is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, Glamour Magazine and The Guardian and has contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education.