Film Screening: La Ciénaga (The Swamp)
- April 12, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 10:00 PM to 11:43 PM
- free, but ticketed
Writer/Director Lucrecia Martel is scheduled to be present for the screening, following her Filmmaker to Filmmaker conversation with Alejandra Márquez Abella.
The release of 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 sound, Martel turns her tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family 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. In Spanish with English subtitles. Contains mature content.