Daniel Giménez Cacho in Zama (2017)


Opened Friday, April 13


Sneak preview on Thu Apr 12 with intro by director Lucrecia Martel! Learn more about our evening with Martel here.

Martel’s (The Headless Woman, The Holy Girl) long-awaited new feature paints a hallucinatory, sharply comic portrait of colonial South America. In an 18th-century backwater, an arrogant magistrate waits for a new post to a  more prestigious town. Any day now, a royal letter will come from Spain, but the situation is delicate: to ensure nothing jeopardizes his transfer, he must stay in the good graces of a string of local governors, enduring whatever they dish out. All the while, rumors of a legendary outlaw spread throughout the countryside.

Official selection: New York Film Festival 2017, TIFF, Venice

  • Country Argentina
  • Language Spanish (with English subtitles)
  • Running Time 115 minutes
  • Director Lucrecia Martel
  • Writer Lucrecia Martel (screenplay), Antonio Di Benedetto (novel)
  • Editor Karen Harley, Miguel Schverdfinger
  • Cinematographer Rui Poças
  • Cast Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas