First screened in September 2017 / Most recently screened in April 2018
Director: Lucrecia Martel. Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Minujín, Matheus Nachtergaele, Lola Dueñas, Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Veronese, Nahuel Cano. Screenplay: Lucrecia Martel (based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto).

Twitter Capsule: Mad midlevel bureaucrat as origin, emblem, and absurd object of vertiginous colonial nightmare. Formal mastery off the charts.

Second Capsule: Re-upping on second encounter with this mystifying, exhilarating rune, a buzzing termite-farm of envies, lusts, resentments, and dementias.

VOR:   Martel towers above most peers in packing every frame with odd, vibrant detail, and in her use of sound. Add literary genius and strong political conviction...

Photo © 2017 Bananeira Films/Rei Cine/El Deseo/Canana/KNM/
Lemming Film/Louverture Films/MPM Film/O Som e a Fúria/
Patagonik Film Group/Picnic Producciones/Shortcuts International

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

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