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Don Diego de Zama is a loyal officer of the Spanish crown, born in South America. There, he waits and waits and waits for a letter from the King that would grant his transfer from the dull backwater where the days grind by very slowly. The first new film in nine years by the great Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel (The Headless Woman), Zama is surely the year’s most singular piece of film art, with its almost surreal period imagery and richly textured natural and artificial sound effects combining to present Zama’s increasingly disturbed psychological state. Eventually, something approximating madness does take over as the Spanish officer finds himself volunteering for an ill-fated expedition deep into the hazardous surrounding landscape. Situated somewhere between Terrence Malick and Werner Herzog, this anti-Colonial parable reaffirms Martel as one of the most exciting and inventive filmmakers working anywhere today.
Director Lucrecia Martel | 2017 | In Spanish with English subtitles | 115 minutes | NR (nudity) | DCP