Monday, 6 September 2010

La mujer sin cabeza

a film by Lucrecia Martel

I don’t really know what to make of this film. Here’s the plot: driving along the country road, Verónica (María Onetto) gets distracted and hits a dog. Or at least as much we are shown. Also, she bangs her head. By some reason, she becomes convinced that she has killed a person. Days later, she says that to her husband. A week or two after, can’t say more precisely, all traces of the possible accident (e.g. the record of her visit to the hospital where she has her head examined) are erased. The end.

Much like some of Antonioni’s films, it is beautifully shot but it leaves you frustrated. Unlike the very same Antonioni’s films, The Headless Woman is not the one I want to watch again.

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