Lucrecia Martel’s first film depicts a middle class family in Argentina as it slides further and further into malaise and distrust. Psychologically probing and minutely observed, this made Martel a filmmaker to watch. In 35mm.
“Creates a vision of social malaise that feels paradoxically familiar and new.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“The triumph of La Cienaga lies in Martel’s way of fashioning the kind of ensemble performance that draws us in by convincing us we’re watching behavior, not acting.” – Jay Carr, Boston Globe