In her four features, Argentine writer-director Lucrecia Martel has found the throughline that connects bureaucracy and social hierarchies to the breakdown in conscience and consciousness. Political but never pedantic, her work is socially and sensually perceptive, and she finds new ways of exploring and attempting to solve timeless mysteries in unexpected fashion. Wherever there is a disconnect in the social contract, Martel’s films evaluate and examine the limitations of the human animal even as she demonstrates the wild results of a moment of cultivated empathy. In deference to the release of her first new film in 10 years, the long-anticipated ZAMA, the Belcourt is pleased to present a complete retrospective of the feature films of Lucrecia Martel.
June 6-20 (2018)