Director: Lucrecia Martel Run Time: 103 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 2001 Language: Spanish
Starring: Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Mercedes Morán
The first film from the revered Lucretia Martel, LA CIENAGA (which translates in English to The Swamp) focuses on a group of middle-class families on summer vacation. Although, on the surface, what occurs in the film is completely normal, if not a bit dull, Martel effectively focuses on the fetid, dank underbelly of the relationships creating a sense of foreboding for the viewer. It is a masterful debut film, and we can’t recommend it highly enough.
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