Program → Films by sections → Zama
Festival in Media
Section: Horizons
Country: Argentina Brazil, Spain, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, United States, Lebanon
Year: 2017


115 minutes/color


Director: Lucrecia Martel

Screenplay: Lucrecia Martel

Cinematographer: Rui Poças

Editing: Karen Harley

Costume design: Julio Suárez



Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín



El Deseo, MPM Film (Movies Partners in Motion Film), Lemming Film, KNM, O Som e a Fúria, Rei Cine [AR], Bananeira Filmes [BR], Patagonik Film Group [AR], Canana [MX], Louverture Films [US], Schortcult Films [LB], Telecine [AR], Perdomo Pictures [AR], Picnic Producciones [AR]

World sales:

The Match Factory



Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.



Lucrecia Martel

Born in 1966 in Salta in the North of Argentina, Lucrecia Martel settled down in Buenos Aires where she attended the National Film School. She started by directing a few shorts among which Dead King (1995), which garnered several awards in the international film festival circuit. From 2001 Lucrecia Martel has managed to make three very personal feature films, La Ciénaga (2001), The Holy Girl (2004) and The Headless Woman (2008).



1988 El 56 (Short)

1989 No te la llevarás maldito (Short)

2001 La Ciénaga

2004 The Holy Girl

2008 The Headless Woman

2015 El aula vacía (Documentary)

2017 Zama

2018 Julieta Laso: Fantasmas (Video short)