In 2017, Argentine cinema welcomed you to one of the films that would open place and stand out from the billboard: «Zama». Based on the novel of the same name by Antonio Di Benedetto, he received numerous accolades among them: Silver Condor Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Design, Best Costume Design, Sound and Photography), South Awards, and Platinum Awards.
This year, the film was selected as one of the top ten of the cycle by the British newspaper The Guardian, which made a list of a hundred films in total. Among them «Zama» was recognized at number nine.
The first is «Blood Yal» (2007), by Paul Thomas Anderson, and continue: «Twelve Years of Slavery» (2013) by Steve McQueen and Boyhood (2014) by Richard Linklater.La list:
«BloodY Oil» (2007, by Paul Thomas Anderson)
«Twelve Years of Slavery» (2013, Steve McQueen)
«Boyhood» (2014, Richard Linklater)
«Under The Skin» (2012, Jonathan Glazer)
«In the Spirit of Love» (2000, Wong Kar-Wai)
«Hidden» (2005, Michael Haneke)
«All Life, My Life: Synecdoche New York» (2008, Charlie Kaufman)
«Moonlight» (2016, Barry Jenkins)
«Zama» (2017, Lucrecia Martel)
«Team America World Police» (2005, Trey Parker)
«Zama» premiered on September 28, 2017. Developing the story of an American official serving the Spanish crown, Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho) awaits a letter from the King that takes him away from the border post where he is stuck.
«Zama,» one of the best films of the century
The cast is completed by the figures Lola Dueñas («Sea in), Matheus Nachtergaele («City of God»), Juan Minujín («Two plus two», «100 days to fall in love»), Rafael Spregelburd («Lost», «Unit XV»), Daniel Veronese («Children have fallen asleep») and more.