From acclaimed Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel (La mujer sin cabeza/The Headless Woman, La Ciénaga) comes the extraordinary, award-winning historical drama Zama.
Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio Di Benedetto, Zama is the tale of Don Diego de Zama (portrayed by Daniel Giménez Cacho), a South America-born officer of the Spanish Crown who is waiting for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating. Desperate and impatient to relocate to a better place, he must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. To that end, he finds himself forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind, year after year.
Winner of international awards from groups including the International Cinephile Society Awards, Havana Film Festival, and Indiewire, Zama received a special laurel at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, who wrote: “This bold project illustrates how co-producing can allow an immensely gifted filmmaker to enter different territory, just as the film itself transports the audience to an alien world. Without signposts or hand-holding, viewers are challenged to use all their senses in order to navigate this foreign land. The filmmaker’s sensory approach to cinema also poses a challenge to us critics; we’ve been struggling to find words that do justice to a film that ultimately can only be experienced.”
Friday, May 11 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Saturday, May 12 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sunday, May 13 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Monday, May 14 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Tuesday, May 15 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
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“This is one of the most atmospheric and transporting films I’ve seen all year – and also one of the best.” – Justin Chang, NPR
“Poetic is a word that gets thrown around willy-nilly, but it fits perfectly here. So does woozy. It feels less like a film than a high fever. Rating: 4/4.” – David Fear Rolling Stone
“Mr. Giménez Cacho, who appears in nearly every scene, anchors Zama beautifully in an expressive yet reserved performance that pulls you in intellectually rather than emotionally.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“A smart film, historically-minded, literary in the most cinematic possible way. Rating: 5/5.” – Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending