A Fantastic Woman

November 27th, 2019

What a few pundits stated:

“‘A Fantastic Woman‘ is a splendid film: a lavishly others conscious, moving investigation of

somebody keeping alive the memory and the reality of adoration ” – The Guardian

“Vega’s intense, expressive, and quietly troubled execution merits far

more than political acclaim. It’s a multi-layered, sincerely polymorphous accomplishment

of acting ” – Variety

“Unobtrusive and delicate, A Fantastic Woman handles its opportune, touchy subject

matter with care”.

“It is ridiculous to limit the political motivation and import of ‘A Fantastic

Woman,’ or to universalize its particular, accurately watched delineation of

foul play. Marina’s encounters uncover a profoundly held bias barely constrained to

Chile. Be that as it may, Mr. Lelio and Ms. Vega are less put resources into her representative status than

in her living nearness. She has a charm that resists feel sorry for and a feeling of balance

that can be both scary and deplorable. Mentally canny and

socially mindful as the film may be, it is additionally imbued with secret and drama,

with brilliant hues and passionate shadows. .. its self evident reality song, and its

surface humility covers a boisterous, extreme soul ” – New York Times

Victor Silver Bear for best screenplay at the Berlin film celebration/Oscar for

Best Foreign Language Film and the sky is the limit from there


“There is something in particular about utilizing the artistic gadget as an apparatus to associate with

measurements of the world that you don’t know excessively well, you’re not very recognizable

with,” said Lelio. “It resembles a making a scaffold, or a spaceship to make a trip to the


On meeting Daniela Vega, “She made me suggest the conversation starter, ‘What is a

woman?’ “. He composed the undertaking in light of her. “I would not like to make an

simple acting or sentiment,” he said. “I imagine that left the procedure of

knowing Daniela and attempting to make a gadget that could be as mind boggling and

excellent as its focal character.”


Daniela Vega is given a role as Marina ‘Una Mujer Fantastica ‘of the title. Her name is

reverberated in the water themes that course through the film; from the stormy

seascape that enhances the mass of her room, to the eerie melody (“time

continues streaming like a waterway to the ocean”) to which she hits the dance floor with her adoration.

Different mirrors possess large amounts of a great many edges over and over reflecting

her.Cinematographer Benjamín Echazarreta has set Daniela Vega at the

focus of each casing, her face, the back of her neck, her full body. As she

strolls the roads of Santiago she is seen from behind, from over the

road, the camera moving with her as she strolls past a building site, or

along a square of customer facing facades. She is normally alone in the edge.

The film opens with sentiment and music however the style of the film is liquid,

moving from present day sentiment through social-pragmatist show to criminologist spine chiller, the

last motioned by the disclosure of a key. At a certain point the show shifts into

suspending melodic rhapsody, our courageous woman flying upward toward the camera; at

another point she is strangely and emblematically rocked by the power of the

wind against her. There are even looks at an apparition reflected in glass.

At the point when “A Fantastic Woman” brought home the Academy Award for Best Foreign

Language Film a year ago, it left a mark on the world twice: not exclusively was it the main Oscar

win for Chile, however the principal Oscar win for a film with a transgender entertainer in

the lead. Daniela Vega has now become a national champion in Chile and this

execution has been perceived with various universal acting honors.

Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most persuasive individuals in the

world in 2018. Because of the film a sexual orientation personality bill has climbed the

political motivation in Chile.

Sebastian Lelio and his comrades, producer Pablo Larraín (different movies

incorporate Neruda and Jackie) with his creating accomplice (and sibling) Juan de

Dios Larraín, presently remain as the original to restore Chilean film after it

was annihilated by the Pinochet system.


“The soundtrack blends Matthew Herbert’s delicious score, commanded by long

legato string expressions, with tunes that go about as a further critique on the

activity: Aretha Franklin’s (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman as Marina

restores Orlando’s vehicle to his ex; The Alan Parsons Project’s Time as Marina

what’s more, Orlando move after her birthday supper; Marina’s taking off version of

Geminiano Giacomelli’s 1734 Sposa child disprezzata aria described from the

perspective of a reliable however offended spouse, and the elevating Ombra mai fu aria

she sings from Handel’s Xerxes” Sight and Sound.

Manchester and Salford Workers’ Film Society

November 19th, 2019

Starting points

The Salford Social Democratic Land and Building Society was the proprietor of Hyndman Hall, the Social-Democratic Federation’s home office. In 1930 at a unique gathering they consented to add to their Objects a promise to building or purchasing a scene “for the presentation of cinematograph films, plays, sensational and melodic exhibitions, especially those important to the Working Class, or may employ a structure for any such purposes…”

Out of this choice came the Manchester and Salford Workers’ Film Society, with the principal screening in November 1930.

The principle coordinator was Reg Cordwell who was to stay at the focal point of tasks for the remainder of his dynamic life.

In 1937 the name was abbreviated to the Manchester and Salford Film Society. In 2005 their document was held up with the Library. You can discover more subtleties of the document via looking through our online inventory utilizing the expression ‘film society’.

Ewan MacColl composed:

“This was the time of the development of Hollywood, the time of the principal worldwide stars, the age of the entertainers, the celluloid darlings and the intense folks. As the lines of jobless developed longer and more, so the huge ornate royal residences of Hollywood’s new fine art developed increasingly luxurious and the lines of high-kicking chorale young ladies increasingly alluring.

The Hollywood film of the late twenties and mid thirties was the staple eating regimen of the huge armed force of jobless and I would dare to propose that it gave the fundamental workmanship passage to the whole common laborers. It was positively one of the most significant aesthetic impacts throughout my life up until late 1929.

Workers Film Society ticket : Guest ticket for Futurist Cinema in Ducie Street, Strangeways, Manchester

Visitor ticket for Futurist Cinema in Ducie Street, Strangeways, Manchester

In the fall of that year the Deansgate film ran a period of Russian films. This was some time before the craftsmanship film idea initially showed up and it more likely than not been a money related failure for I went there for half a month and sitting in magnificent segregation as the incredible stories of Pudovkin, Eisenstein and Dovzhenko unrolled on the screen. It was, I believe, Eisenstein’s October and Pudovkin’s End of St Petersburg which began me out and about I was to go for the following twenty years.

When, in 1930, the Salford Workers’ Film Society was framed, I was among its establishment individuals. It was, I accept, on the Labor Party’s rundown of banished (socialist) associations and each Sunday morning, in a little insect pit on Oldfield Road, it introduced the cream of the world’s best films.

There, in the space of the following not many months, I saw Storm over Asia, The New Babylon, Pabst’s Kamaradschaft, Dziga Vertov’s Man with the Movie Camera, Aaron Room’s Bed and Sofa and The Ghost that Never Returns, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Dovzhenko’s Earth.

The chance of seeing films of such stature made up for a portion of the hardship experienced by a not well instructed juvenile who confronted the dreary possibility of attempting to win a living in the bone-dry desert of 1930.”

Recorded material about the Manchester and Salford Film Society in the library assortment

Manchester and Salford Film Society (ORG/MSFILM)

Yearly reports and constitution, Minutes, Correspondence, Accounts and money related papers, Programs, Membership structures and tickets, Papers identifying with commemorations, authentications and trinkets, Other papers, Minutes, correspondence, records and projects for Manchester and Salford Film Society and Manchester Film Institute – Shelfmark: AG M&S Film Boxes 1-12