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The Headless Woman


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The Headless Woman
Lucrecia Martel, 2008

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, July 24, 2009 7 PM
Sat, July 25, 2009 7 PM

"The work of a genius, or at the very least one of the most talented film-makers in the world."—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

The extraordinary third film by Lucrecia Martel, the most distinctive director of the Argentine New Wave, gets inside the head of an upper-class dentist who might have accidentally run over a child...or a dog...or nothing at all. After recovering from a mild head injury, she is overcome by a sense of guilt and uncertainty about what—if anything—she might have done. As the world becomes strange for the dentist, and for the audience sharing her disoriented perspective, puzzling clues emerge. Once again Martel proves to be a master of mood and filmmaking as The Headless Woman recalls works by David Lynch, Luis Buñuel, and Michelangelo Antonioni, but in a more subtle and nuanced register. (87 mins., 35mm)

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