From the producers of "Jackie", "Spotlight" and "Toni Erdmann" and the director of "Gloria" and "Disobedience", and in cooperation with the distribution company Fox Vision from Belgrade, Serbia, we have the pleasure to announce the upcoming

Film screening of "A Fantastic Woman"

10 December 2018

20:00 o'clock (104 minutes)

Millennium Movie Theater

Tickets are free of charge

The Association for Cultural and Media Activism QUEER SQUARE from Skopje, on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, announces the Macedonian premiere of this year's Oscar winner for best foreign language film - the Chilean movie "A Fantastic Woman", drawing attention to the problems and challenges which transgender people are facing in many countries around the world, including ours.

How to get tickets?

NOTE: Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

You can pick up your free tickets at the box office of the Millennium Movie Theater. The seating capacity of the cinema auditorium is 510 seats. Given that it is a one-time film screening, please make sure you claim your tickets on time.

Millennium Movie Theater is located on the first floor of the Skopje City Trade Center. The working hours of the box office are every working day from 14:00 to 22:00 and weekends from 10:30 to 22:30. Contact Phone: +389 2 3120 389.

Due to the great interest in the movie, just a few days after the announcement, all the tickets are gone. We invite you to the film screening anyway; you will be allowed to enter the cinema auditorium if some seats free up in case people who hold tickets don't show up, and such people do exist. :) Thank you for your understanding. See you at the movie theater!

About the movie

The story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.

Storyline: Somewhere in Santiago at a dimly-lit nightclub, Orlando, the kindly and well-off owner of a textile company, locks eyes with Marina, a hopeful singer and the roughly half-his-age love of his life. But, unfortunately, after Marina's birthday celebration and a night of passion, Orlando falls gravely ill--and by the following morning--he dies in hospital. In the wake of her companion's untimely death, Marina will soon realise that, from now on, everything is brought into question: her involvement in Orlando's death, their unconventional relationship; and above all, her right to mourn her beloved deceased. In the end, what was Marina's crime; a deed so hideous that would rob a fantastic woman of her respect, her dignity, and ultimately, her identity?

Did you know?

That T in the LGBT+ acronym stands for transgender people.

Transgender people are people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were thought to be at birth based on their biological sex (the anatomy of an individual's reproductive system, and secondary sex characteristics). “Trans” is often used as shorthand for transgender. When we're born, a doctor usually says that we're male or female based on what our bodies look like. Most people who were labeled male at birth turn out to actually identify as men, and most people who were labeled female at birth grow up to be women. But some people's gender identity – their innate knowledge of who they are – is different from what was initially expected when they were born. Most of these people describe themselves as transgender.[1]

According to Transgender Europe's 2018 Trans Murder Monitoring report[2], between 1st of October 2017 and 30th of September 2018, 369 trans and gender-diverse people were reported murdered globally. Of the reported killings worldwide, migrants and sex workers make up the majority of victims.

A total of 2982 trans and gender-diverse people were reported killed in 72 countries between 1st of January 2008 and 30th of September 2018. Migrants make up a high number of the reported murders in Europe. Of the 139 reported murders in Europe one third of all victims were migrants. And, of the reported killings of trans and gender-diverse people whose profession was known, worldwide, 62 per cent were sex workers.

The event is being organized with the logistical support by the Millennium Movie Theater.
Deepest gratitude to all our partners for their contribution to the event.