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The Headless Woman [La Mujer Sin Cabeza] Review


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There's so much going on in between the lines of this film that it can seem almost overwhelming to watch. But gifted filmmaker Martel has crafted an unnervingly internalised thriller for adventurous moviegoers.

When Veronica (Onetto), a respected wife and mother, hits something with her car, she starts to become disconnected from the bustling, well-heeled European society she lives in, haunted by the indigenous people living around the edges of her life. This is clearly caused by guilt, but is that due to her affair with an in-law (Genoud) or the fact that she may have killed someone. As her mental confusion grows, her husband (Bordon) and lover seem to close ranks around her to make everything right again.

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The Three Marias Review


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Brazilian director Aluisio Abranches starts his drama The Three Marias with a series of brutal and senseless deaths. Two brothers are struck down, one burned alive by a gasoline-splashing madman while the other has his eyes plucked out. That's nothing. Back at the homestead, their father is hung from the ceiling by his own intestines. Family fare, this is not.

The dead relatives, we learn, are executed by the sons of Firmino Santos Guerra (Carlos Vereza). Thirty years ago, Guerra was left near the altar by Filomena Capadócio (Marieta Severo), who fell in love with another man and had several children by him. Guerra harbored his jealous rage for decades, finally deciding years later that it was time to eliminate the man who stole his one true love.

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