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Zama

Zama

Zama

2017 / 115min / DCP

DIRECTOR: LUCRECIA MARTEL

CAST: DANIEL GIMéNEZ CACHO, LOLA DUEñAS, MATHEUS NACHTERGAELE, JUAN MINUJíN

Adapting Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 landmark of Argentinean literature, Martel plunges into the legacy of colonialism with this wildly original historical fiction, following the titular officer of the Spanish crown (Daniel Giménez Cacho) as he waits in a South American backwater for a hopefully superior new appointment. Martel, a force to be reckoned with in contemporary cinema, conveys a creeping sense of unease with eerie precision as Zama sinks into an increasingly trobuled frame of mind. “A cinematic marvel… Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious, and elliptical.”—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Special thanks to New York Review Books Classics.