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Screen/Society--"Trenque Lauquen" (Laura Citarella, 2022)

Still image from TRENQUE LAUQUEN
Saturday, October 07, 2023
2:00 pm
New Releases / Global Cinema

Film screening:

"Trenque Lauquen"
(Laura Citarella, 2022, Pt 1: 128 minutes | Pt 2: 132 minutes, Argentina, Spanish w/ English subtitles, DCP)

The search for a missing woman unspools in two unexpectedly interconnected parts in Laura Citarella's playful new feature. The missing woman is Laura (Laura Paredes), a biologist cataloging plant species in and around the Argentinean city of Trenque Lauquen. The men searching for her: Rafael, her boyfriend, and Ezequiel, a coworker who has come to mean more to her in recent days. But in order to uncover the truth of Laura's disappearance, a profusion of mysteries must be explored. There's the question of love letters hidden in books in the local library, the discovery of a new species of flower, and then there's the mysterious being, rumored to be haunting the lake at the center of town.

"[A] quiet, effortless enchantment that finds the extraordinary in the ordinary." - Spectrum Culture

"Citarella emphasizes the liberating quality of following the rabbit hole as deep as it goes, of losing oneself as the catalyst for realizing no one has a set, permanent self to lose in the first place." - Jake Cole, Slant Magazine

"[A]n accomplished, literary and self-referential exercise in narrative deferral." - Screen International

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Contact: Hank Okazaki