Film Series: Zama

2017. Argentina. Dir: Lucrecia Martel. With Daniel Giménez Cacho. 115 min.

In this hauntingly humorous indictment of imperialism, a Spanish functionary falls into existentialist despair while pining for a promotion. Martel’s uniquely dreamlike style builds an atmosphere of simultaneous dread and wonder that captures the frustrating cruelty of the colonial experience. Also features the best performance by a llama in film history.

Sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies Program, and the College of Film and the Moving Image.

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