Archive of films Zama / Zama

Argentina / Brazil / Spain / France / Netherlands / Mexico / Portugal / USA
2017, 115 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

A remote South American colony at the end of the 18th century. A Spanish official named Zama has been vainly expecting a letter from the king that is to sanction his transfer request to a more interesting locale. Hopefully it will arrive before he begins to show signs of the ill effects of years of isolation and frustration from peculiar bureaucratic willfulness. The fourth feature from the Argentinian icon of (post)modern film, a surreal and bizarre work, sometimes seems to treat viewers with a mischievous willfulness of its own.


Synopsis

A remote South American colony at the end of the 18th century. A Spanish official named Zama has been waiting in vain for a letter from the king that is to sanction his transfer request to a more interesting locale. Hopefully it will arrive before he begins to show signs of the ill effects of years of isolation and frustration born of inexplicable bureaucratic willfulness. The stagnant air all around him feeds his paranoia and makes each year seem longer than the one that came before… After nine years, Argentinian icon of (post)modern film Lucrecia Martel presents her fourth feature, a subtly surreal and bizarre work that often feels like it was made to purposefully confound the viewer – this cinematic labyrinth can only be navigated if we give up any attempt at finding an exit.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Lucrecia Martel (b. 1966, Salta, Argentina). Selected filmography: Besos rojos (1991, short), Dead King (Rey muerto, 1995, short), The Swamp (La ciénaga, 2001), The Holy Girl (La niña santa, 2004), The Headless Woman (La mujer sin cabeza, 2008), Zama (2017)

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Screenplay: Lucrecia Martel
Dir. of Photography: Rui Poças
Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger, Karen Harley
Art Director: Renata Pinheiro
Producer: Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Vania Catani
Production: Rei Cine, Bananeira Filmes
Coproduction: El Deseo, Patagonik, MPM Film, Canana, Lemming Film, KNM, O Som e a Fúria, Louverture Films, Schortcut Films, Telecine, Bertha Foundation, Perdomo Productions, Picnic Producciones, Punta Colorada de Cinema
Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín
Sales: The Match Factory

Guests

Benjamín Doménech

Producer, Investor

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