- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Lucrecia Martel
- Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele
Don Diego de Zama (Cacho) is a Spanish magistrate in 18th century South America, awaiting transfer to a more civilised place. Martel juxtaposes the ludicrous finery of the European characters against the ragged, scorching landscapes and it’s a scathing satire of colonialism as well as a subtle portrait of a man unravelling.
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Zama26 Feb 2018
GFF 2018: Lucrecia Martel makes a triumphant return with a surreal story of a man coming undone
It's been ten years since Argentinean director Lucrecia Martel's last full-length film – the intensely enigmatic The Headless Woman. Her comeback feature takes on Antonio Di Benedetto's 1956 novel, musing on identity, masculinity and legend.
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