Monday, October 16

La Ciénaga - Lucrecia Martel (2001)


"As Lucrecia Martel demonstrates in La Ciénaga (The Swamp), there is more twisted banal horror and caustic humour to be discovered in the forms of personal narrative than found within the boundaries of the horror genre itself. La Ciénaga is a horror film in a way, though it is as inscrutable as the work of Claire Denis, as biting as that of Luis Buñuel, and as rich and unmistakably stamped with an undercurrent of discomfort as Martel’s own films La Niña Santa (The Holy Girl, 2004) and La Mujer sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman, 2008). Loosely plotted, La Ciénaga observes a somewhat wealthy extended family spending a summer cramped together in an isolated, wet, decaying mansion in a provincial town in the provinces. ..."
senses of cinema
W - La Ciénaga
Roger Ebert
Submerged in Sound: Lucrecia Martel’s La Cienaga
YouTube: New Argentine Cinema and Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénaga

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