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Lucrecia Martel, La Ciénaga, 2001

Members\' Screening: The Swamp (La Ciénaga)

26 May 2013

For this month's Members' Screening we delve again into the ICA Films archive to present this striking debut feature from Lucrecia Martel, acclaimed Argentinian director of The Headless Woman (2008). A Chekhovian tragi-comedy, La Ciénaga is a matchless exercise in claustrophobia as it captures the temperature and texture of provincial life in the high plains of north-west Argentina. Martel's masterful approach forces you to find your own way into and through the story as she follows - in a style that approximates a woozy, drunken haze - a mother trying to keep her home and family together.

La Ciénaga, dir. Lucrecia Martel, Argentina 2001, 103 mins, cert. 12

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