Critic Reviews for Zama
Zama, despite its setting, isn't such a radical departure for Martel; it preserves her talent for tracking an individual through chaotic social spheres ...
The frustrating nine-year wait for new material from Martel has done nothing to blunt her exquisite, inventive command of sound and image, nor her knack for subtly violent exposure of social and racial prejudice on the upper rungs of the class ladder.
Out of the hypnotic rhythm of the film regularly bursts the harsh violence of colonialism.
Not content to merely dramatize Di Benedetto's existential themes, she immerses the audience in them, with slow-paced scenes full of repetitive bureaucratic ennui, casual violence, a supporting cast of slaves and Indigenous characters..
A brilliant film that Martel makes 100% hers from a difficult novel like the Antonio Di Benedetto. [Full review in Spanish]
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