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La Cienaga


La Cienaga

La Cienaga


La Ciénaga is a 2001 Argentine drama film written and directed by Lucrecia Martel. The movie depicts the lives of two families living in Salta, a small town in northern Argentina. The families are connected by a friendship between the mothers, who come from different social classes. The movie explores themes of privilege, boredom, and alcoholism.

The title of the film translates to "The Swamp" in English, which is a metaphor for the stagnant lives of the characters. The film is shot in a naturalistic style, with the camera often lingering on small details of the characters' surroundings. This creates a sense of unease and tension, as if something ominous is about to happen.

La Ciénaga was praised by critics for its nuanced portrayal of Argentine society and its strong performances. The film was also noted for its feminist themes and its critique of the traditional roles assigned to women in Latin American society. La Ciénaga has since become a classic of Argentine cinema and is considered one of the best Latin American films of the 21st century.

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Emily Peacock

Undoubtfully, cinematography has been my passion since a very young age. Even now, watching a new movie or series always prompts me to ask a lot of questions to the author. Thus, every little essay about a title is definitely not a spoiler, but rather an attempt to explore the idea.

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