First screened in September 2017 / Most recently screened in April 2018
Director: Lucrecia Martel. Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Minujín, Matheus Nachtergaele, Lola Dueñas, Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Veronese, Nahuel Cano. Screenplay: Lucrecia Martel (based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto). Twitter Capsule:
Mad midlevel bureaucrat as origin, emblem, and absurd object of vertiginous colonial nightmare. Formal mastery off the charts.
Re-upping on second encounter with this mystifying, exhilarating rune, a buzzing termite-farm of envies, lusts, resentments, and dementias.
Martel towers above most peers in packing every frame with odd, vibrant detail, and in her use of sound. Add literary genius and strong political conviction...