La mujer sin cabezaMAria Onetto
The Headless Woman

Lucrecia Martel
Argentina/France/Italy/Spain, Thriller, 2008
87 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


A bourgeois woman driving alone on a dirt road becomes distracted and accidentally runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she feels dazed and emotionally disconnected

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from the people and events in her life as she becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal until a gruesome discovery is made. Lucrecia Martel’s third feature examines the intricacies of class status and the role of women in a male-dominated society.

 

Mature Audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Thursday April 23, 6 PM

Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 12 Noon



 

Lucrecia Martel, born in 1966 in Salta, Argentina, is a dominant figure in contemporary cinema and a founding member of the New Argentine Cinema of the 1990s. La mujer sin cabeza is part of her Salta trilogy which includes La ciénega (1996) and La niña santa (2004). All of these films tell the story of women at different stages of their lives dealing with love, accidents and unexplained violence. Both La ciénega and La mujer sin cabeza were selected for competition at Cannes Film Festival

La Mujer Sin Cabeza PosterProducer: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Verónica Cura, Enrique Piñeyro, Lucrecia Martel, Marianne Slot, Vieri Razzini, Cesare Petrillo, Tilde Corsi
Screenwriter: Lucrecia Martel
Cinematographer: Bárbara Alvarez
Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger
Cast: María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, César Bordón

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