24 May 20188:45 pm | Cinema 1 |
Nine years after the critically acclaimed The Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel returns with Zama, based on the 1956 classic of Argentinean literature by Antonio Di Benedetto.
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, longs for a letter from the king granting him a long-awaited transfer. Zama's situation is delicate, as he must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer, which means submissively accepting every task entrusted to him by a succession of governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the king never arrives. When Zama realises everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
Zama, dir. Lucrecia Martel, Argentina 2017, 115 mins
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