The Headless Woman

The Headless Woman
  • 2008
  • Spain / Italy / France / Argentina
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lucrecia Martel
  • Written by: Lucrecia Martel
  • Cast: María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, César Bordón
  • Language: Spanish

An upper-middle class Argentinean dentist suffers traumatic estrangement when she hits something with her car on a deserted country road in this enigmatic Antonioni-esque thriller from one of recent world cinema's most distinctive talents. Martel's visual and aural techniques intensify the atmosphere of confusion and anxiety, and Onetto's performance is a masterclass in expressing internal emotion.

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