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Only one thing happens in this film, five minutes in, but we don't see it. The  
rest is a blur: a road by a canal in Argentina, a rainstorm, a senile aunt, a   
nightly car ride, a heroine who keeps drifting into and out of conversations,   
always surrounded by servants, gradually disappearing in a haze that is not     
just a personal condition, amnesia, but quite obviously the constitution of an  
entire society. Political cinema in Latin America (and elsewhere) has always    
been focused on the poor, who are the most obvious subjects, and also the most  
readily available, but it has yet to show us how miserable life is for those    
who are not poor, how precarious day-to-day existence has become for a class    
that has deprived itself of the most basic forms of access to reality. Lucrecia 
Martel's film does precisely that, and it's a good start: a soft-focus prison,  
a haunted house, a series of superimpositions of fragmented geographies and     
discontinuous mental states, and even though the ghosts of the poor (or the     
memories of military dictatorship) are barely present, it's still a horror film.
                                                                                
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                                                            pirate cinema berlin
                                                                u kottbusser tor
                                                          sunday june 5, 8:30 pm
                                                                                
                                                              the headless woman
                                     lucrecia martel, 2008, 89 min, english subs
                                                        https://0xdb.org/1221141
                                                                                
                                                                  12 seats, rsvp
                                                          first come first serve
                                                       location in separate mail
                                                                                
                                                                       trailers:
                                  https://piratecinema.org/trailers/#20160605-01
                                  https://piratecinema.org/trailers/#20160605-02
                                                                                
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