Film Series: La Ciénaga

2001. Argentina. Dir: Lucrecia Martel. With Graciela Borges. 103 min.

Two large bourgeois families (and a lot of booze) vacate to a run-down country home; beneath the outward stillness of the summer stupor, everything is primed to explode. A Chekhovian consideration of familial and social dynamics, this film takes a powerful, painful trudge through The Swamp (as its title translates). Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free