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3 things about Lucretia Martel’s LA CIENAGA

La Ciénaga [2001] 1. In the shower, she wipes the dirt and mud towards the drain with her feet. 2. “She got everything there, from pencils to tennis shoes.” 3. Various people squashed together on beds. Lucretia Martel astonishingly captures … Continue reading

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3 things about Lucrecia Martel’s ZAMA

Zama [2017] 1. The Governor has nails painted red. 2. Whose ears? 3. “Stay calm and you’ll live.”

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3 things about Lucrecia Martel’s THE HOLY GIRL

The Holy Girl [2004] 1. Streetcorner theremin. 2. Jose tries to comfort Helena, who is weeping. “You’re filling your eyes with microbes.” 3. For a moment, he stands behind the curtain and watches her. Sitting alone in a chair in … Continue reading

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3 things about Lucrecia Martel’s THE HEADLESS WOMAN

The Headless Woman [2008] 1. Two kid-sized handprints on the window. 2. She never says “Please” or “Thank you.” 3. The shirts are all too small. He takes them anyway. 3 other things.

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3 things about Lucrecia Martel’s THE HEADLESS WOMAN

The Headless Woman [2008] 1. It begins to rain. 2. He brings the dead deer to the backyard. “Do you want me to skin it?” asks one of the housekeepers. “Alright,” he says, “but don’t cut yourself.” She laughs at … Continue reading

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