Three by Lucrecia Martel

Three by Lucrecia Martel

3 Episodes

You can feel the heat in the swelteringly sensorial films of Argentine iconoclast Lucrecia Martel, who, working in a cinematic vocabulary all her own, creates tantalizingly elliptical, shrewdly incisive commentaries on class, religion, and social hierarchy that have established her as one of the twenty-first century’s major filmmakers. In her early critical triumphs LA CIÉNAGA and THE HEADLESS WOMAN, Martel introduced a startlingly original, fully formed sensibility, marked by off-kilter compositions, a tactile sense of atmosphere, and a caustic perspective on the hypocrisies of Argentina’s bourgeoisie. With her latest feature, the hallucinatory literary adaptation ZAMA, Martel translates her singular vision to the eighteenth century, losing none of her eccentric edge and acerbic bite.

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Three by Lucrecia Martel
  • La Ciénaga

    Episode 1

    Directed by Lucrecia Martel • 2001 • Argentina, Spain
    Starring Martín Adjemián, Diego Baenas, Leonora Balcarce

    The release of Lucrecia Martel’s LA CIÉNAGA heralded the arrival of an astonishingly vital and original voice in Argentine cinema. With a radical and disturbing take on narrative, beaut...

  • The Headless Woman

    Episode 2

    Directed by Lucrecia Martel • 2008 • Argentina
    Starring María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron

    A bourgeois middle-aged dentist named Verónica (María Onetto) drives alone on a dirt road, becomes distracted, and runs over something. Immediately she becomes disoriented, unmoored from her identit...

  • Zama
    Episode 3


    Episode 3

    Directed by Lucrecia Martel • 2017 • Argentina
    Starring Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele

    Lucrecia Martel’s daring adaptation of the classic Argentine novel by Antonio di Benedetto is a brilliantly subversive tragicomedy in which Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), an officer of t...