Cine Latino Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical.
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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 submissively accept 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.

Official Selection: 2017 Venice, Toronto Int’l Film Festival & NY Film Festivals

ZAMA has been chosen by Argentina as their “Official Oscar Submission” for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2018 Academy Awards

Named one of five best foreign-language films to see at Palm Springs Film Fest.

Played at

Claremont 5, 5.04.18 - 5.10.18
NoHo 7, 5.04.18 - 5.10.18
Royal, 4.27.18 - 5.10.18
Playhouse 7, 4.27.18 - 5.10.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 115 min
Language: Spanish

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Producer(s): Benjamin Domenech, Matías Roveda, Santiago Gallelli, Vania Catani
Writer(s): Lucrecia Martel
Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Minujin, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele

  • Nominee, Cine Latino Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
In the opening shot of this film, the first work in nine years from the intrepid director Lucrecia Martel, the title character, Don Diego de Zama, stands on a beach, striking, on the sand at low tide, what we can infer he considers a heroic pose. There’s nothing much actually g...