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5 - 11 January 2024: The Headless Woman


The Headless Woman
Lucrecia Martel, 2008, 87 min

“DP Barbara Alvarez imparts a restrained – and very strange – spatial texture to Lucrecia Martel’s excitingly splintered third feature, about a woman (a stunning María Onetto) in a state of phenomenological distress following a mysterious road accident. Martel’s rare gift for building social melodrama from sonic and spatial textures, behavioural nuances, and an unerringly brilliant sense of the joys, tensions, and endless reserves of suppressed emotion lurking within the familial structure is here pushed to another level of creative daring.” – Film at Lincoln Center

Part of our Histoire(s) du cinéma series