Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Strikes for Martel's Zama

Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Strikes for Martel's Zama

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EXCLUSIVE: The Match Factory has boarded Lucrecia Martel's new feature Zama and will begin pre-sales on the period drama in Cannes.

The film will be shot in Northern Argentina and Brazil during early 2015.

The Rotterdam CineMart-winning project is based on the novel by Argentinian writer Antonio Di Benedetto.

Zama takes place in the late 18th century. Diego de Zama, a South-American-born functionary of the colonial government, awaits a ship that should bring a royal missive avowing his promotion and transfer: the possibility to return to where his wife and children live, whom he has not seen in several years.

The producers are:

Benjamin Domenech and Santiago Gallelli from Rei Cine, the team behind Historia del Miedo by Benjamin Naishtat (Berlinale Competition 2014);

Vania Catani's Bananeira Filmes, the producer of El Ardor by Pablo Fendrik (Cannes 2014, Official Selection, Special Screening);

Pedro and Agustin Almodovar's El Deseo who also collaborated on Martel's previous film, La Mujer Sin Cabeza;

and MPM Film (the French co- producer of Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse). …

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