Previously at the ICA - Films
20 May 2018
This screening is followed by a Q&A with director Lucrecia Martel.
A Chekhovian tragicomedy, The Swamp (La Ciénaga) is a matchless exercise in claustrophobia that captures the temperature and texture of provincial life in the high plains of Northwest Argentina.
This striking debut from the acclaimed director forces the viewer to find their way into and through the story, using a style that approximates a woozy, drunken haze, as she follows a mother trying to keep her home and family together.
The Swamp (La Ciénaga), Dir. Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, 2001, 103 mins, 35mm