La Ciénega

Movie Information

In Brief: Argentinian writer/director Lucrecia Martel's feature debut is not exactly a feel-good story. It's a tense, transgressive tale of middle-class decay in a sultry South American setting, and the only thing Martel captures as acutely as the steamy backdrop is the moral dissipation of the families at her narrative's core. Anchored by a riveting performance from Graciela Borges, La Ciénega's social commentary is as incisive as Martel's camera is penetrating, painting a picture of a human swamp that can never be drained.
Genre: Drama
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Starring: Graciela Borges, Mercedes Moran, Leonora Balcarce, Silvia Bayle, Sofia Bertolotto, Juan Cruz Bordeu
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present La Ciénega on Friday, July 27, at the new Flood Gallery location in Black Mountain, 850 Blue Ridge Road, Unit A-13, Black Mountain.


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