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Tired of waiting for the King to transfer him to a more liberating location, a South American officer of the Spanish Crown embarks on a perilous journey towards freedom, in the latest from Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman). A perfect coupling of literary source material and a unique cinematic sensibility, Zama weaves a magical spell.

Hear our review of Zama in the May film podcast. It starts at the 13.01 mark…