La Mujer sin Cabeza
The Headless Woman
(Argentina/Spain/France/Italy, 2008, 89 minutes)
A smalltown dentist hits her head in a car accident when she runs over something, and, not quite herself for the next few days, starts fretting she may have killed someone. Oblique but craftily, economically handled drama that leaves the viewer guessing.
A Focus Features International release of an Aquafilms/El Deseo/Slot Machine/Teodora Film/R&G Produzioni/INCAA/ICAA/ARTE France Cinéma/Fonds Sud Cinéma production. Starring Maria Onetto; Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron, César Bordón, Daniel Genoud, Guillermo Arengo; and Maria Vaner. Directed and written by Lucrecia Martel; produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García, Verónica Cura, Enrique Piñeyro, Lucrecia Martel, Marianne Slot, Vieri Razzini, Cesare Petrillo, Tilde Corsi; music by Roberta Ainstein; director of photography (Cinecolor, widescreen), Bárbara Álvarez; art director, Maria Eugenia Sueiro; costume designer, Julio Suárez; film editor, Miguel Sverdfinger.