by Lucrecia Martel
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place.
His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
Born in Argentina, filmmaker Lucrecia Martel has positioned her work in the international film community.
ZAMA (2017) is her fourth feature film after writing and directing LA MUJER SIN CABEZA (2008, The Headless Woman), LA NIÑA SANTA (2004, The Holy Girl) and LA CIÉNAGA (2001, The Swamp).
Her films have been acclaimed at the most important film festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, New York, Sundance and Rotterdam, amongst others.
Retrospectives of her work have been widely exhibited in film festivals and prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Berkeley or the London Tate Museum. She has taken part in the official juries of Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance and Rotterdam, and has dictated masterclasses around the world.
Daniel Giménez Cacho
director & screenwriter Lucrecia Martel
cinematographer Rui Poças
editors Miguel Schverdfinger, Karen Harley
sound Guido Berenblum
production designer Renata Pinheiro
costume designer Julio Suarez
sound designer Guido Berenblum (ASA)
sound mixer Emmanuel Croset
make-up Marisa Menta
hairstyling Alberto Moccia
casting Verónica Souto, Natalia Smirnoff
assistant director Fabiana Tiscornia
line producer Javier Leoz
executive producers Pablo Cruz, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Angelisa Stein
associate producers Guillermo Kuitca, Juan Manuel Collado, Fabiana Tiscornia, Elvira González Fraga, Alejandro Musich, Gonzalo Rodríguez Bubis, Julia Solomonoff
co-producers Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García, Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Gadéa, Juan Pablo Galli, Juan Vera, Alejandro Cacetta, Eva Eisenloeffel, Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries, Michel Merkt, Luís Urbano, Georges Schoucair, Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Juan Perdomo, Natalia Meta
producers Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Vania Catani
co-production companies El Deseo, Patagonik, MPM Film, Canana, Lemming Film, KNM, O Som e a Fúria, Louverture Films, Schortcut Films, Telecine, Bertha Foundation, Perdomo Productions, Picnic Producciones, Punta Colorada de Cinema
production company Rei Cine, Bananeira Filmes