Ranked #1 on Film Comment's top films of 2018 and the recipient of numerous accolades since its debut at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, Lucrecia Martel's (THE HEADLESS WOMAN, LA CIÉNAGA) first film in almost ten years is based on Antonio di Benedetto's eponymous 1956 novel and set in the late 18th century, as Spanish colonial officer Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez-Cacho, CRONOS, SÓLO CON TU PAREJA, THE SUMMIT) awaits a long-overdue transfer to from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. Anxious and hopeless after years in the jungle, Zama gradually succumbs to despair and paranoia. Martel's detached, disquieting style is perhaps the perfect means of channeling Benedetto's beloved existential masterpiece. DIR/SCR Lucrecia Martel, from the novel by Antonio di Benedetto; PROD Vânia Catani, Benjamín Doménech, Santiago Gallelli, Matias Roveda. Argentina/Brazil/Spain/Dominican Republic/France/Netherlands/Mexico/Switzerland/U.S./Portugal/Lebanon, 2017, color, 115 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.