Irish Film Institute -Review Roundup: A Fantastic Woman and The Ice King

Review Roundup: A Fantastic Woman and The Ice King

“Emotional, poetic, intensely moving, A Fantastic Woman is beautifully directed and photographed, has Hitchcockian undertones and finds memorable ways of visually evoking Marina’s isolation and bravery”
5/5 – Irish Independent

“Definitely one of the strongest, most affecting films that you will see this year in any language”
5/5 – RTE

“[Vega] is in virtually every scene. She owns every one of them”
5/5 – Irish Times

“A Fantastic Woman is a brilliant film: a richly humane, moving study of someone keeping alive the memory and the fact of love”
5/5 – Guardian

“This indelibly moving film features a performance of surpassing beauty and tenderness from Daniela Vega, an openly transgender actress seizing her moment with stirring authenticity”
Rolling Stone

“Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and star Daniela Vega give the growing bracket of transgender drama a new, luminous touchstone work”

“John Erskine’s absorbing documentary The Ice King explores Curry’s short but hectic life using archive footage and interviews”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“The Ice King is an agreeably unfussy affair”
4/5 – Irish Times

“The film paints a portrait of a difficult, driven perfectionist”

“What emerges is a touching portrait of a man fiercely devoted to his profession, who used his body for both artistic and personal expression and lived life on his own terms”
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