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Wandering Soap Opera, The (2017)?

Title: The Wandering Soap Opera
Rating: NR
Directed by: Raoul Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento
Written by: Pía Rey and Raoul Ruiz
Starring: Luis Alarcón, Patricia Rivadeneira, Roberto Chignoli, Maricarmen Arrigorriaga, Fernando Bordeu, Maria Erica Ramos, Francisco Reyes, Liliana Garcia, Mauricio Pesutic, Carlos Matamala, Roberto Poblete, Francisco Moraga, Consuelo Castillo, and Marcial Edwards
Release Date: 5/17/2019
Running Time: 78 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Filmed by Chilean master Raúl Ruiz in 1990 but left unfinished until it was completed by his wife and collaborator Valeria Sarmiento in 2017, The Wandering Soap Opera is a dreamily interconnected series of vignettes that spoof on telenovela conventions while reflecting Ruiz’s feelings upon returning to his native Chile after more than 15 years away. In one episode, a man seduces a woman by showing her his muscles, which are actually slabs of raw meat slapped into her hand. Later, the man has a gun pulled on him when he accuses a poet of plagiarism. Meanwhile, through the television screen, five women have lost their husbands after an earthquake and embrace a better future together. All along, back and forth across screens, people are watching.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Fantastic Woman, A (2017)

Title: A Fantastic Woman
Rating: R
Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
Written by: Sebastián Lelio, and Gonzalo Maza
Starring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, and Luis Gnecco
Release Date: 2/2/2018
Running Time: 104 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
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.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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