The Anxiety of Identity: The Films of Lucrecia Martel

April 20–May 10, 2018

The Argentine director pays a visit to BAMPFA for this retrospective of her atmospheric, compelling films.

  • Zama

  • La ciénaga

  • The Headless Woman

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Past Films

  • The Headless Woman

    • Sunday, April 22 8:30 PM
    • Thursday, May 10 7 PM
    Lucrecia Martel
    Argentina, 2008

    A woman involved in a potentially tragic hit-and-run accident tries to ignore what happened in Martel’s disorienting, critically acclaimed suspense thriller. “If Hitchcock and Antonioni ever had an interest in class guilt, you’d have Martel” (Wesley Morris).

    Lucrecia Martel in Person (April 22 screening only)

  • The Holy Girl

    • Saturday, May 5 7:30 PM
    Lucrecia Martel
    Argentina, 2004

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

    An adolescent girl tries to save a man from sin in Martel’s hallucinatory look at religious devotion, sexual awakening, Lolita obsessions, and Catholic repressions in small-town Argentina. “A film that defies categorization, but I’m tempted to call it a miracle” (A. O. Scott).

  • Zama

    • Sunday, April 22 5 PM
    Lucrecia Martel
    Argentina, 2017

    Martel’s latest feature is a glimpse into the colonial abyss, adapted from a famed Argentine novel about a Spanish officer in a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost. “Perplexing and thrilling in equal measure” (Variety).

    Lucrecia Martel and B. Ruby Rich in Conversation

  • La ciénaga

    • Friday, April 20 7 PM
    Lucrecia Martel
    Argentina, 2001

    Two extended families suffer through a heat wave in Martel’s award-winning portrayal of social inertia, class, and racial dynamics. “Every shot is dense with life, yet the movie is highly focused, a small masterpiece” (Meredith Brody, Chicago Reader).

    Introduction by Natalia Brizuela