MVIFF 2018: ZAMA

| 2018 | 115 minutes | |
Lucrecia Martel

Wednesday September 05, 2018, 7:30pm


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Lucrecia Martel
Lucrecia Martel

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, 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.

"The reason to see it is what happens as Zama inexorably loses his mind. Delusions seize him, apparitions come and go." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"There's absolutely nothing else like it in theaters this year, which I mean as both a hearty endorsement and a necessary forewarning." - David Sims, The Atlantic

"Some movies unfold as dreams; "Zama" dances us playfully toward the edge of nightmare and then asks us to open our eyes." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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