In a remote South American colony in the late 18th century, officer Zama of the Spanish crown waits in vain for a transfer to a more prestigious location. He suffers small humiliations and petty politicking as he increasingly succumbs to lust and paranoia…
The film has won and been nominated for over 80 film prizes including the Silver Condor at the Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards.
“This Surreal Period Piece Is 2018’s Best Film So Far. Lucrecia Martel’s Paraguay-set drama finds pathos and grim humor in colonial South America.”
– Vanity Fair
“Zama” is a mordantly funny and relentlessly modernist critique of colonialism that makes no conclusions, ultimately resting on a scene of verdant nature not entirely stained by humanity.