Friday Night Films ︎

2017 / Cert. 15 / 112 mins / Drama
In Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Cast includes: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele

Friday 21 September 2018
£6 (concessions £4)

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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, 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.

It is adapted from Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 classic of Argentine literature, recently published by the New York Review of Books.

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