CineLatino: Zama

Directed by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, 2018)

Part of the Fall 2018 CineLatino Series

October 3, 2018


Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in colonial South America, hopes for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town where he is stagnating to a better place. As he waits, he is forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by a succession of Governors. Years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama realizes everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers to pursue a dangerous bandit. 115 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious, and elliptical...” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times