Female Frame: La Ciénaga (2001)
Starting on March 8th (International Women's Day) we explore the representation of women in film with an inspiring selection of more than twenty films by female directors and about female characters. Over a period of nearly three months we will celebrate a far too often overlooked archive of highly influential cinema.
◈ La Ciénaga (2001)
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.
LAB1 | 1h 43min | English subtitles | Cineville ✓
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