The Headless Woman (2008) | Lucrecia Martel | BrainCultures Series
About the BrainCultures Series:
This series, programmed with the BrainCultures Lab, explores the plural lives of the brain as a socially and culturally constituted object.
The Headless Woman (La mujer sin cabeza)
(Lucrecia Martel, 2008, 87 min, Argentina, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)
Martel’s extraordinary third film gets inside the head of a successful middle-aged dentist who might have accidentally run over a child...or a dog...or nothing at all. The masterful film - shades of Hitchcock’s Vertigo - continues Martel’s explorations into the hypocrisies of Argentina’s bourgeoisie.
-- Introduced by Prof. Antonio Viego (Program in Literature)
"A masterly, disturbing and deeply mysterious film." Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Brilliant, maddeningly enigmatic puzzle of a movie." Stephen Holden, New York Times
Sponsored by the BrainCultures Lab, the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Made possible by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Humanities Unbounded Embedded Humanities Grant.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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