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Director Spotlight: The Films of Lucrecia Martel

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.


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LA CIÉNAGA

LA CIÉNAGA

With its radical take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of sound, Lucrecia Martel’s debut marvel is a tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer. Part of Director Spotlight: The Films of Lucrecia Martel.

THE HEADLESS WOMAN

THE HEADLESS WOMAN

A chilling parable about a woman in shock, Lucrecia Martel’s third feature explores the intricacies of class and the role of women in a male-dominated society through the actions of a woman trying to piece together what may have happened in the wake of an accident. Part of Director Spotlight: The Films of Lucrecia Martel.

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