THE SWAMP

Showings

THEATER 1 Tue, Aug 27 6:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:103
Release Year:2001
Production Country:Argentina
Japan
France
Spain
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lucrecia Martel
Cast:Mercedes Morán
Graciela Borges
Martín Adjemián
Leonora Balcarce
Silvia Baylé

Description

Few films capture the sweltering heat and languors of summer more palpably than the Argentinian maestra’s captivating and sensorially evocative debut. LA CIENAGA unfolds at a decaying country estate, where a wealthy extended family has come to drink, sunbathe, and lounge around the pool. Roger Ebert called the film “a dank, humid meditation on rotting families,” but the director of THE HOLY GIRL, THE HEADLESS WOMAN, and ZAMA crafted something far more wry: a sweaty social critique of the “discreet charm” of the Argentinian bourgeoisie.