Screen/Society--"The Headless Woman" (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
"The Headless Woman" ("La mujer sin cabeza") (Lucrecia Martel, 2008, 87 min, Argentina, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)
Martel's extraordinary third film gets inside the head of a successful middle-aged dentist who might have accidentally run over a child...or a dog...or nothing at all. The masterful film - shades of Hitchcock's "Vertigo" - continues Martel's explorations into the hypocrisies of Argentina's bourgeoisie.
"A masterly, disturbing and deeply mysterious film." Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Brilliant, maddeningly enigmatic puzzle of a movie." Stephen Holden, New York Times