Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Headless Woman

Opening at Film Forum today: The Headless Woman, directed by Lucrecia Martel

Synopsis from the film's website:

A mysterious and intriguing tale of a woman who may have killed someone or something while driving on a dirt road. Dazed and confused, she tries to piece together what happened, while her husband systematically tries to erase her tracks. From the acclaimed director of The Holy Girl, Lucrecia Martel’s third feature explores the intricacies of class in a male-dominated society. This official selection of the Cannes and New York Film Festival has been declared, “One of the great films of the decade” by Artforum Magazine, while Village Voice says “Martel’s strongest to date!” and the New York Times says, “The exacting formalism and beauty of The Headless Woman…is undeniable.”

The New York Times has a lot more to say about it here, and The Auteurs website has an interesting essay and interview with Martel. Looks very intriguing, even if you're not fascinated by Argentina (which I am).

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