16-22 November 2015

La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman)

Lucrecia Martel

Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Year: 2008
Format: 35 mm
Length: 87 min
Image: Colour
Language: Spanish

Production company: Aquafilms, El Deseo, Slot Machine, R&C Produzioni, Teodora Film
Producer: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, Esther García, Verónica Cura, Enrique Pineyro, Lucrecia Martel, Marianne Slot, Vieri Razzini, Cesare Petrilo, Tilde Corsi
Screenplay: Lucrecia Martel
Photography: Bárbara Alvarez
Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger
Music: Roberta Ainstein
Sound: Guido Berenblum
Actors: Maria Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Ines Efrón, Daniel Genoud, César Bordón, Guillermo Arengo, María Vaner


The final instalment in Martel's Salta trilogy, La mujer sin cabeza is an intriguing story of a woman who might or might not have killed someone or something in a hit-and-run accident. The film becomes a penetrating exploration of the psyche, class inequality and bourgeois indifference, as well as an incisive meditation on historical memory. “I think there’s a political side to everything on all levels. I’m interested in how this finds expression in the body and the family.” Lucrecia Martel