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Masha Tupitsyn
Screening: La Ciénaga, Lucrecia Martel, ARG 2001
Mal Seh'n Kino Frankfurt am Main

«Lucrecia Martel’s 2001 film debut, La Ciénaga, is a kind of feminist re-imagining of Luis Buñuel’s 1972 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Where Buñuel continually disrupts the bourgeois dinner with absurd antics between his screen players, Martel constructs her narrative of Argentine bourgeois decay using a highly sophisticated and unsettling approach to on and off-screen sound. At certain moments, strange sonic tremors and unexpected jolts are delivered. Sound rattles the visual narrative. Sound tells the real story. “That noise is killing me,” one female character says at one point, hands over her ears.»
(Masha Tupitsyn, 2016)