La mujer sin cabeza (the Headless Woman)
Directed by Lucrecia Martel.
Friday, July 17, 20097:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The well-ordered, affluent life of Verónica, a dentist in rural Argentina, begins to unravel after she has a mysterious car accident on a remote road at night. Unable to identify what she hit but imagining the worst, Verónica suffers a breakdown that finds her drifting mutely along the streets of her hometown in an almost hallucinatory daze. Through Verónica's wanderings, director Lucrecia Martel constructs a spellbinding study of doubt and guilt within a damning parable about social class in contemporary Argentina.
This feature will be preceded by REY MUERTO, a striking 1995 short film about poverty, domestic violence and vengeance seethe in the crumbling homes and dusty streets of a northern Argentine town.
Tickets available online for $10. The Box Office opens one hour before showtime and tickets can be purchased for $9. $8 for Students, seniors, Cineclub members, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required).
Cost : $10 general admission -Please see Special Instructions
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone, Film and Television Archive, Spanish and Portuguese