This film is a part of Princeton International Cinema Series and IEGAP members are eligible for free tickets.
Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio Di Benedetto, this Argentine film, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, tells the story of a 17th century Spanish officer in a remote posting who awaits his transfer to his native Buenos Aires.
Zama’s situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the king never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
Country of Origin: Argentina
Running time 1 hour, 55 minutes. Directed by Lucrecia Martel