The release of Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénaga heralded the arrival of an astonishingly vital and original voice in Argentine cinema. With a radical and disturbing take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel. This visceral take on class, nature, sexuality, and the ways that political turmoil and social stagnation can manifest in human relationships is a drama of extraordinary tactility, and one of the great contemporary film debuts. (Janus)
Saturday, October 1 11:30am;
Monday, October 3 7pm;
Thursday, October 6 9pm.
2001 Dir. Lucrecia Martel 1.85:1 Color dcp 101 min. In Spanish with subtitles.