About

Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotgu...

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Directed by

Lucrecia Martel

Written by

Lucrecia Martel (Screenplay)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

Japan, Spain, France, Argentina

Language

Spanish

Cast

Keywords

woman director drunk suspense racism argentina children bad parenting drink

Lists

#764 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#118 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?