The Headless Woman
Introduced by Chris Wisniewski, writer and the Museum’s Deputy Director for Education and Visitor Experience
Dir. Lucrecia Martel. 2008, 87 mins. Due to a shipping problem with the print, the movie will now be projected digitally. With Maria Onetto, Claudia Cantero, César Bordón. In the brilliantly directed third feature from Argentinean auteur Martel, Onetto plays a dentist whose mental state appears to unravel after she hits and runs over something—a dog? a child?—with her car. In charting her recuperation from the accident, Martel crafts a sonically and visually rich character study that plays as both a psychological mystery and an examination of class and social privilege. Ambiguous, unsettling, and excoriating, The Headless Woman cemented Martel as a singular and formidable presence in contemporary world cinema.
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