Zama

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Directed by Lucrecia Martel
2017
Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Mexico, Portugal, USA
115 minutes
18+
Leading Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel returns with an intoxicating comic thriller about a lowly official slowly going mad in a remote Spanish colony.

It’s the late 18th century. Don Diego de Zama is trapped in a bureaucratic nightmare in a godforsaken outpost on the Asunción coast. The despondent magistrate has been unable to secure a transfer allowing him to reunite with his family in far-away Lerma. Superiors dismiss him and underlings undermine him. A noblewoman he desires treats him with contempt. Perhaps his only option is to venture into the jungle and capture a notorious bandit. Lucrecia Martel (The Swamp, The Holy Girl) deftly combines existential drama, absurdist comedy and pungent political commentary in her adaptation of Antonio di Benedetto’s brilliant 1956 novel. Zama’s descent into a place beyond purgatory serves as a stinging critique of colonialism and entitlement.

Ms. Martel has a wonderful eye and can generate tension as much from the arrangement of bodies in a frame and scene as from any spoken line. – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Lucrecia Martel's imperialism takedown is a slow-burn masterpiece. – David Fear, Rolling Stone

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Zama

Event Cinemas George St 5
Sat 9 June
2:15pm—4:10pm
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Zama

Event Cinemas George St 9
Sun 17 June
2pm—3:55pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Mexico, Portugal, USA
Language
In Spanish with English subtitles
Director
Lucrecia Martel
Producer
Benjamín Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Vânia Catani
Cast
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele
Screenwriter
Lucrecia Martel
Cinematographer
Rui Poças
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Distributor: Limelight Distribution
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