A film by Lucrecia Martel

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This film was co-presented with




Argentina/Brazil/Spain/France/The Netherlands/Mexico/Portugal/USA, Drama, 2017
115 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

Austin Premiere


Lucrecia MartelBorn in Argentina, filmmaker Lucrecia Martel has positioned her work in the international film community. ZAMA (2017) is her fourth feature film after writing and directing LA MUJER SIN CABEZA (2008), LA NIÑA SANTA (2004) and LA CIÉNAGA (2001). Her films have been acclaimed at the most important film festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, New York, Sundance and Rotterdam, amongst others. Retrospectives of her work have been widely exhibited in film festivals and prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Berkeley, and the London Tate Museum.



Producer: Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Vania Catani
Production Companies: Rei Cine, Bananeira Filmes
Screenwriter: Lucrecia Martel
Cinematographer: Rui Poças
Editor: M. Schverdfinger, K. Harley
Sound Design: Guido Berenblum
Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Mariana Nunes, Daniel Veronese, Carlos Defeo

Print Source: Nathan Faustyn – Strand Releasing,