Lucrecia Martel / AR, ES, FR, NL, 2017 / 115 min.
Don Diego de Zama hopes to be relocated to Buenos Aires. But the emissary of the Spanish crown in the South-American colony Asunción appears to have been totally forgotten. Zama gradually loses his grip on reality in the infernal heat of the jungle. Winner of the KNF award at the IFFR and selected for the major film festivals: Lucrecia de Martel’s film was warmly embraced.
‘As if blown in from another world’, is what a Guardian reviewer wrote after watching Zama at the Venice film festival. The international co-production is indeed unusual in more than one respect. Lucrecia Martel based herself on an 18th-century novel by Antonio Di Benedetto but was not really interested in presenting a historical setting or tamely following the plot.
AR, ES, FR, NL
GRN, SPA, POR
Vive le cinéma!
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Eye and the IFFR have selected five film directors from five continents as a way of celebrating the unlimited power and diversity of world cinema, which is so vital for the programming.