This 35mm screening, which will be introduced by academic and theorist Sophie Mayer of Club des Femmes, is part of the Barbican's Being Ruby Rich season, dedicated to the critic and thinker B Ruby Rich. You can find full details of the season here.
Chicago Reader review:
Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel follows up her distinctive debut feature, La cienaga (2001), with another tale (2004) whose feeling of lassitude conceals a subtle but deadly family dysfunction. It's set in a specifically Catholic milieu, hovering around a medical convention at a small-town hotel, and once again a swimming pool serves as a kind of center for floating libidos. As Martel points out, the movie is about the “difficulties” and “dangers” of “differentiating good from evil,” and it requires as well as rewards a fair amount of alertness from the viewer. A theremin plays a prominent role in the story.
Here (and above) is the trailer.