Zama (15) - Matinee

Sunday 25 November 2018
3:30pm - 5:45pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Lucrecia Martel Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas Country: Argentina Language: Spanish In one of the remote outposts of the Spanish Empire in the 18th century, the local magistrate Zama waits desperately for news of the long-awaited promotion that will reunite him with his family in Buenos Aires. And waits. And waits. Ignored and neglected by his superiors but granted the full extent of colonial power and oppression over the local people, Zama's deteriorating mental state explores the impact of colonialism on the human psyche. This strange, sensual drama from acclaimed director Lucrecia Martel is based on Antonio de Benetto's 1959 novel, one of the classics of Argentinian literature.