Cinema Releases - Zama

May 25th 2018

Lucrecia Martel's first film in 10 years premiered in Venice 2017 to huge acclaim.

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind.

The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

It is adapted from Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 classic of Argentine literature, recently published by the New York Review of Books - and available to buy here.  New Wave Films also released Lucrecia Martel's previous film, The Headless Woman (La Mujer sin Cabeza).

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