Daniel Giménez Cacho in Zama (2017)

Zama

Friday, April 13 - Thursday, June 21, 2018

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