Zama / Zama

Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 7:00pm

E-Theater, Santa Fe College, Bldg E

ARGENTINA, 2017 (115 min)
Drama | Spanish w/English subtitles | Rating: M14 (person younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
Directors: Lucrecia Martel
Film Introduction: Dr. Martin Sorbille

In a remote South American colony in the late 18th century, officer Zama of the Spanish crown waits in vain for a transfer to a more prestigious location. He suffers small humiliations and petty politicking as he increasingly succumbs to lust and paranoia… Adapted from Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 classic of Argentinean literature. From the Director of LA CIENAGA and THE HEADLESS WOMAN. Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.