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The Headless Woman

La mujer sin cabeza

directed by Lucrecia Martel
Argentina, 2008
  • Spanish
  • English


Veronica is driving in northwestern Argentina when her mobile phone distracts her and she runs over something—but drives on. The police confirm that there was no accident, but Veronica begins to have a meltdown, thinking she may have killed someone. Was it an animal? A child? Or nothing at all?

Our take

Next in our series on Women Behind the Camera is one of current cinema’s most talented filmmakers: Lucrecia Martel (La Cienaga). She brings all her powers of sensual, evocative imagery to this dream-like mystery, which plunges fearlessly into a nervous breakdown.

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