Essential Cinema: Lucrecia Martel's Salta Trilogy

Cancelled: LA CIENAGA

Directed by Lucrecia Martel

France, Spain, Japan, 2001, 1h 43min, 35mm, In Spanish with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Lucrecia Martel's Salta Trilogy

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

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