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Dir. Lucrecia Martel, 115 mins, 2017, Spanish with English subtitles
Nine years after his critically acclaimed The Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel returns with the brilliant and scathing satire, Zama, based the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto.
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
★★★★★ ‘Lucrecia Martel’s tale of colonial misadventure is one of the great cinematic achievements of the decade – don’t miss it’
LITTLE WHITE LIES
‘Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical’
THE NEW YORK TIMES