The Headless Woman
If you've ever watched a foreign film where you fought off sleep, waiting for the story to kick in, only to discover at the end that the filmmaker didn't bother to put that part in, then you've got a pretty good idea of the kind of boredom you're in for with "The Headless Woman." Writer/director Lucrecia Martel ("The Holy Girl") follows around Argentinean matriarch Vero (played lifelessly by Maria Onetto) who runs over something that may be a dog or a person, with her car, before leaving the scene of the crime without bothering to get out and assist the unseen animal or person she thoughtlessly murdered. Vero wonders around the story in a daze, committing adultery and changing the color of her hair in the midst of telling her protective husband and lover about her "accident." Vero's sense of guilt should be felt much stronger by Lucrecia Martel for making an unconvincing soft soap drama that is less entertaining than watching paint dry. "The Headless Woman" might have gained unworthy praise at film festivals, but it isn't worthy of market approval.
Not Rated. 87 mins. (D)
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