I Feel You: The Films of Lucrecia Martel
Screening Dates
  • June 1, 2018 7:00 with Introduction
  • June 2, 2018 6:30
  • June 3, 2018 8:40
  • June 5, 2018 6:30
  • June 8, 2018 8:15
  • June 9, 2018 6:30
Vancouver Premiere

Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious, and elliptical.”

Manohla Dargis, New York Times

The almost unbearable wait for Lucrecia Martel’s follow-up to 2008’s The Headless Woman, one of this century’s standout masterworks, was finally quelled with the arrival of Zama last year. Ambitious in scale, enigmatic in form, and altogether brilliant in its fever-dream vision of Antonio di Benedetto’s existential novel transposed to screen, Martel’s fourth feature is a throne-retaking triumph for the Argentine auteur. Set in the late 18th century in the wilds of what is now Paraguay, it tracks the fate of a hubristic Spanish magistrate (Daniel Giménez Cacho) stationed at a far-flung colonial outpost, waiting in vain for a royal transfer that will reunite him with his family. As ever in Martel’s cinema, the elliptical, at times elusive story is subordinate to the film’s sensorial powers: its lush, oneiric cinematography (by The Ornithologists Rui Poças); its immersive, alien soundtrack. The result is among the best and boldest films of 2017!

One of the top four films of 2017
Sight and Sound

Astonishing … Zama may just be Martel’s left-field masterpiece; a picture that’s antic, sensual, and strange.”

Xan Brooks, The Guardian