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ZAMA

Directed by Lucrecia Martel

Louverture Films is a Co Producer

 

SELECTED FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • Sarasota Film Festival 2018
  • Women's Film Festival FEMCINE 2018
  • Cartagena International Film Festival 2018
  • Dublin International Film Festival 2018
  • Portland International Film Festival 2018
  • Göteborg Film Festival 2018
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 - Winner KNF Award
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018
  • Havana Film Festival 2017 - Winner FIPRESCI Award, Winner Best Direction, Winner Best Art Direction
  • Morelia Film Festival 2017
  • Latin Beat Film Festival Tokyo 2017
  • Sevilla European Film Festival 2017 - Winner Special Jury Award
  • São Paulo International Film Festival 2017
  • Busan International Film Festival 2017
  • BFI London Film Festival 2017
  • Valdivia International Film Festival 2017
  • The New York Film Festival 2017
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2017
  • Venice Film Festival 2017


Feature film based on the epic novel by Antonio di Benedetto. Set in the last decade of the 18th Century, just before the spark that set off the independence movements, the story turns on Don Diego de Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown who serves out his time in a provincial backwater, awaiting a promotion and a transfer to Buenos Aires that never seems to come. Forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by successive Governors, he decides he must attract the notice of the King, and joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous outlaw who has been terrorizing the Spanish colonizers. Entering the jungle and encountering other peoples, Zama loses himself and gains, finally, the chance to live.