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The Headless Woman

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Please join us for THE HEADLESS WOMAN (LA MUJER SIN CABEZA), as part of Lucrecia Martel's Salta Trilogy!

Tickets and Showtimes: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/headlesswoman

2008, LUCRECIA MARTEL, ARGENTINA, 87 MIN.

"Every frame of this brilliant, maddeningly enigmatic puzzle of a movie contains crucial information…the more closely you study THE HEADLESS WOMAN, the deeper and more unsettling are its mysteries." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Martel fashions another Gordian Knot of a story in which questions of perception and memory threaten the placid surface of upper-middle-class life. Verónica (Onetto), a middle-aged dentist driving alone on a deserted road, hits what she thinks to be a dog. In the days that follow, she becomes obsessed by the conviction that she actually hit a boy, but everything seems to suggest that the incident never happened at all. In Spanish with
English subtitles. 35mm archival print courtesy of Walker Art Center.