Lucrecia Martel (The Headless Woman) makes her highly anticipated return with this her first film in ten years which premiered in Venice 2017 to huge acclaim.
Adapted from the 1956 classic of Argentine literature, Zama follows an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America,and his long wait for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is, to a better place.
His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
Running Time: 1hr 55mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Lucrecia Martel
Country of Origin: Argentina, Spain, Dominican Rep, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Mexico, USA, Portugal & Lebanon
Year of release: 2017
Language(s): In Spanish with English subtitles