In Zama, director Lucrecia Martel creates a richly layered exploration of personal malaise. Don Diego de Zama (Cacho) is a minor officer in an unnamed colony of the 18th-century Spanish crown, desperate to relocate to the city where his family live. But, when his requests are repeatedly delayed by bureaucratic ineptitude, he declines into a fog of lassitude and despair, a process charted with enormous panache by Martel through opulent visuals and a stunning multi-layered sound track.
- Newlyn Filmhouse
Argentina 2017 115m subtitles