Essential Cinema: Lucrecia Martel's Salta Trilogy


Directed by Lucrecia Martel

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

Essential Cinema  Lucrecia Martel's Salta Trilogy

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Thu, Mar 26


General Public
$11.25 evening / $9 matinee

$3 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

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

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