The life of two women and their bourgeois families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina – Martel’s own hometown.
“Lucrecia has had a very liberating effect on a lot of people, who have realized that one’s own story, told well, is enough; there’s no need to go searching elsewhere. In the intimate, in observation, in that ‘dead’ moment of the afternoon, the siesta, there’s so much.”
“Nightmares were useful for me even though the film was not at all based on those nightmares. Like many people, I have sometimes dreamt that I have killed.
“I saw the past as a shapeless, visceral mass, yet still somehow perfectible. It had its noble elements but among them I couldn’t help but recognize something – the main thing – that was viscous, unpleasant, and elusive to the grasp, like the intestines of a freshly disemboweled animal.”