Occasionally one encounters a film that seems to be both of the extremes attributed to it by fans and detractors. "La Mujer Sin Cabeza" is a very strong examination of disassociation, of a society divided by class, enthnicity and gender. The heroine is experiencing First World problems in a society that is simultaneously First and Third World. I admired the way this was introduced, and done without any rage, indeed everyone is extremely polite to each other (taking into account the emotion). Yet at the same time it moves at a snail's pace, and many a viewer will lose the will to live long before they reach the end. It seemed the longest 86 minutes of my life. I was reminded of "La Prise De Pouvoir Par Louis XIV" everything happens at a gentle pace even though the events are momentous, but then I read about Louis XIV a lot, Argentinian society is not my strong point. And that is probably the clue as someone(was it Lincoln) said those of you who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing you like.
As an arthouse film for those of a contemplative disposition - five+ stars
As a film for the casual viewer - one star.
The heroine was particularly well-played.