Sight & Sound is proud to partner with the BFI London Film Festival to present the UK premiere of Lucrecia Martel’s fourth feature, Zama, on 14 and 15 October.
The film marks Martel’s first foray into literary adaptation and is based on Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 existential novel about a Creole civil servant hoping to escape his remote regional posting in Paraguay. The enigmatic and disturbing 18th-century-set tale is also the singular Argentinian auteur’s first period drama but expect a radical take on Spain’s colonial history: “All that heroic past and brave macho stuff makes me ill,” Martel told S&S during a Zama set visit two years ago.
Described by the Guardian as Martel’s five-star “left-field masterpiece”, Zama is an audacious, intense and often disarming experience; a disturbing yet intoxicating cinematic journey that takes you deep into the darker recesses of the soul.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to the film screening which takes place on Saturday 14 October, 6pm at Embankment Garden Cinema. The prize also includes DVDs of Martel’s The Headless Woman and La Cienaga, and the original novel the film is based on.
Terms & Conditions
The competition closes at midday on Monday 9 October 2017. The winner will be selected at random and notified by phone or email shortly after. The winner must collect their tickets from the Embankment Garden Cinema box office at least 45 minutes before the screening. These will be available from the box office from the afternoon of Saturday 14 October. Travel costs are not included in the prize and will have to be arranged by the winner.