Zama

Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Dominican Republic, France, The Netherlands, Mexico, Switzerland, USA, Portugal, Lebanon, 2017, 115’

Director

Lucrecia Martel

Producer

Benjamin Domenech,
Santiago Gallelli,
Matías Roveda,
Vania Catani

Scenario

Lucrecia Martel

Rights Holder

THE MATCH FACTORY GmbH

DOP

Rui Poças

Cast

Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Production

Rei Cine, Bananeira Filmes

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.

HONORS
2018 Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards – 9 awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography
Havana IFF (Cuba) – Best Film Award
International Cinephile Society Awards – Best Picture Not Released in 2017
Rotterdam IFF (The Netherlands) – KNF Award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Lucrecia Martel

Born in Argentina, filmmaker Lucrecia Martel has positioned her work in the international film community. ZAMA (2017) is her fourth feature film after writing and directing THE HEADLESS WOMAN (2008), THE HOLY GIRL (2004) and THE SWAMP (2001). Her films have been acclaimed at the most important film festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, New York, Sundance and Rotterdam, amongst others. She has taken part in the official juries of Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance and Rotterdam, and has conducted masterclasses around the world

Selected filmography

2017 ZAMA

2008 THE HEADLESS WOMAN

2004 THE HOLY GIRL

2001 THE SWAMP

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