Previously at the ICA - Films
27 Feb 2010 – 28 Feb 2010
With director Lucrecia Martel's remarkable new film The Headless Woman in cinemas this month, we revisit her striking debut. A Chekhovian tragicomedy, this is a matchless exercise in claustrophobia as it captures the temperature and texture of provincial life in the high plains of north-west Argentina. Martel’s masterful approach forces you to find your own way into and through the story as she follows – in a style that approximates a woozy, drunken haze – a mother trying to keep her home and family together.
Dir Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/France/Spain 2001, 103 mins, cert 12