La Ciénaga

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The release of Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénaga heralded the arrival of an astonishingly vital and original voice in Argentine cinema. With a radical and disturbing take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel. This visceral take on class, nature, sexuality, and the ways that political turmoil and social stagnation can manifest in human relationships is a drama of extraordinary tactility, and one of the great contemporary film debuts.


This film is part of our program Female Frame: Breaking The Celluloid Ceiling.


  • Lucrecia Martel


  • Mercedes Morán
  • Martín Adjemián
  • Graciela Borges


  • 2001


  • 1 uur en 43 minuten


  • Engels


  • 12
  • G