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Screen/Society--"The Headless Woman" (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)

still from The Headless Woman
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Friday, September 27, 2019
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7:00 pm
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Introduced by Prof. Antonio Viego (Program in Literature)
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BrainCultures Film Series

"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

Contact: Hank Okazaki