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Zama

Film/Video

Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
Zama, image courtesy of Strand Releasing
ZAMA - TRAILER OFICIAL

Zama

Director Lucrecia Martel in person

(Lucrecia Martel, 2017)

Reception at 6 PM

Wed, Apr 18, 2018 7 PM

“Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical, Zama…becomes a lacerating, often surprisingly comic evisceration of colonialism and patriarchy.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times

With her first historical film and first feature with a male protagonist, Lucrecia Martel has also produced her most radical film yet. Creatively adapting a 1956 modernist classic of Argentinean literature by Antonio Di Benedetto, the filmmaker takes us into the mind of the title character, Don Diego de Zama—an 18th-century Spanish officer stationed in Paraguay who waits for his transfer to a more prestigious location. Martel masterfully creates a dreamlike mood as his daily routines become more consumed with lust and paranoia. As a Guardian (UK) review noted, “Zama may just be her left-field masterpiece; a picture that’s antic, sensual and strange, with a top-note of menace and a malarial air.” (115 mins., DCP)

After the screening, Martel joins us for a conversation moderated by film scholar and faculty member Laura Podalsky of Ohio State’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Film Studies Program.

Join us at 6 PM to welcome Martel with a free reception featuring Barroluco Argentine Food Truck.

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