Brief synopsis

    Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future.
    Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company.
    After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital.
    Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando's ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando.
    Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion.
    So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Francisco ReyesOrlando [L]
    Luis GneccoGabo [L]
    Aline KüppenheimSonia [L]
    Amparo NogueraAdriana [L]
    Daniela VegaMarina Vidal [SR]
    Néstor CantillanaGaston [SR]
    Alejandro GoicDoctor [SR]
    Sergio HernándezSinging Teacher [SR]
    Nicolás SaavedraBruno [SR]
    Antonia ZegersAlessandra [SR]


    production accountantAndrea Göpfert
    director of photographyBenjamín Echazarreta
    directorSebastián Lelio
    editorSoledad Salfate
    composerMatthew Herbert
    producerSebastián Lelio
    producerGonzalo Maza
    producerJuan de Dios Larrain
    producerPablo Larraín
    co-producerJanine Jackowski
    co-producerJonas Dornbach
    co-producerMaren Ade
    postproduction producerTolke PalmThe Post Republic GmbH
    production designerEstefania Larrain
    line producerBen von Dobeneck
    screenwriterSebastián Lelio
    screenwriterGonzalo Maza
    assistant to sound re-recording mixerHarald Ansorge
    sound designerTina Laschke
    coloristDirk Meier

    Production companies

    Fabula [cl]
    Komplizen Film GmbH [de]Koproduktion

    Distributing companies

    Piffl Medien GmbH [de]


    Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH2xAlexaXT/CookeAnam.


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Sebastián Lelio2017Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinTeddy AwardWinner
    Sebastián Lelio2017Int. Fünf Seen FilmfestivalPublikumspreisNominated
    Sebastián Lelio2017TIFF Toronto Film Festival [ca]Speical PresentationsNominated
    Sebastián Lelio2017Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinSilberner Bär für das Beste DrehbuchWinner
    Gonzalo Maza2017Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinSilberner Bär für das Beste DrehbuchWinner
    Tina Laschke2018Platino [mx]Bestes Sound DesignNominated
    Soledad Salfate2018Platino [mx]Bester SchnittWinner
    Benjamín Echazarreta2018Platino [mx]Beste KameraNominated
    Sebastián Lelio2018Raindance Film Festival [uk]FeaturesNominated
    Sebastián Lelio2018Platino [mx]Bestes DrehbuchWinner


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingFrancearteWednesday, 11th September 2019, 8.55 PM
    First showingGermanyarteWednesday, 11th September 2019, 8.15 PM


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 7th September, 2017