The Power of A Fantastic Woman‘s Oscar Win

When , directed by Pablo Larraín, portrayed the 1988 plebiscite that ended the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and became the first Chilean film to be nominated for an Oscar. Sebastián Silva’s The Maid (2009), which received the country’s first Golden Globe nomination, satirized how unequal and economically segregated Chilean society can be. More recently, Bear Story (2016), which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, was inspired by the exile many Chileans faced after the 1973 coup d’état. While each of these films prompted debate—over class divisions, over authoritarianism—none had the kind of influence A Fantastic Woman currently wields.

After Piñera’s inauguration, the president entrusted the Minister of Justice Hernán Larraín with the processing of the gender-identity bill through Congress. According to national media reports, the law could be dispatched in the next month and become one of the first to be approved under the Piñera government. While it’s still unclear exactly how legislators will vote, the power of A Fantastic Woman’s narrative, story, and central character is unlikely to be forgotten anytime soon—both in its home country, and throughout the world.

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