the films of Lucrecia Martel, most recently "The Headless Woman"

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The llama was a shameless scene stealer.

This film wasn't 'Bressonian' in the slightest, but the way the animals were filmed did remind me of Balthazar, at times.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:17 (three years ago) link

Intended to go see Zama today on the basis of the Aguirre and Hard to be a God references upthread but ended up seeing The Holy Girl as there's a mini Martel season going, and I can catch the former later in the week.

There was a half hour making of prior to the movie which dug into Martel's world view a bit and I really liked a lot of what she had to say, if a bit dreamy.

The film itself was a gem, the sound mixing esp. - it paired v well with the very enjoyable Novitiate which I watched last night. I was worried about the where it was heading but it ended very satisfyingly.

I'm Finn thanks, don't mention it (fionnland), Monday, 4 June 2018 19:38 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

Isn't colonialism fairly obviously the source fever here?

Also perhaps malaria? (Finally saw this last night, and have almost no idea what to make of it, other than maybe compare it to the end of Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust?) The only Martel film I'd seen before had been La Cienaga.

Anne Hedonia (, Monday, 4 March 2019 13:40 (two years ago) link

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