Previously at the ICA - Films
22 Oct 2017
A Chekhovian tragicomedy, La Ciénaga is a matchless exercise in claustrophobia as it captures the temperature and texture of provincial life in the high plains of northwest Argentina. Director Lucrecia Martel’s masterful approach forces us to find our 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. This is a striking debut from the acclaimed Argentinian director.
The Swamp (La Ciénaga), dir. Lucrecia Martel, Argentina 2001, 103 mins, 35mm print
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