The title of Argentine director Lucrecia Martel’s film HEADLESS WOMAN brings to mind a kind of over the top creepy B movie. Completing its run at the Film Forum this week, it turns out to exist far far… on the other end of the spectrum. The care taken with every frame, the subtle, almost maddeningly opaqueness to its characters, and the simplicity of its plot all add up to something else. But still there is horror and blood lurking in this film’s unconscious, though it never is shown explicitly on screen. It grows in the imagination of the main character and it seeps out of every frame through suggestion and detail… like a horror film turned inside-out.
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