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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Lucrecia Martel

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Lucretia MARTEL (1966, Argentina) is considered one of the leading auteurs of Latin American cinema. Mostly self-taught, Martel started making animated short films in her early twenties before receiving international renown with her first feature La ciénaga (2001). It won numerous international awards including the Alfred Bauer Prize at Berlin. Her subsequent features further consolidated her reputation in world cinema. La niña santa (2004) and La mujer sin cabeza (2008) were both nominated for a Palme d’Or and Zama (2017) was chosen to represent Argentina in the Oscar and Goya Awards. Her work has also found a great deal of academic attention, highlighting themes as gender, patriarchy, class and colonialism.

Filmography

El 56/The 56 (1988, short), Piso 24/24th Floor (1989, short), No te la llevarás, maldito/You Won’t Get Her, Bastard (1989, short), La otra/The Other (1990, short doc), Besos rojos/Red Kisses (1991, short), Magazine for Fai (1995, TV series, episode: 1° capítulo), Rey muerto/Dead King (1995, short), Encarnación Ezcurra (1998, TV doc), Silvina Ocampo (1998, TV, doc), Las dependencias/The Outbuildings (1999, TV doc), La ciénaga/The Swamp (2000), La niña santa/The Holy Girl (2004), La ciudad que huye/The City That Flees (2006, short), La mujer sin cabeza/The Headless Woman (2008), Nueva Argirópolis/New Argirópolis (2010, short), Pescados/Fish (2010, short), Muta/Mutate (2011, short), El aula vacía/The Empty Classroom (2015, doc, co-dir), Zama (2017)

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Lucrecia Martel at IFFR

  • Rey muerto

    First short fiction film that Martel was able to realise when she won a screen play competition is often regarded as the starting point of the New Arg

    • Signals: First Things First
  • La mujer sin cabeza

    Everything is thrown upside down when a woman drives on after her car hits something. The beauty of disorientation is stunning in the third film by th

    • Spectrum
  • La ciénaga

    Beautifully personal and moving, sombre portrait of a family in a squelchy corner of Argentina who try to preserve a semblance of European class and t

  • La niña santa

    Sensual and slightly wayward masterpiece in which blushing Catholic girl Amalia thinks she has found her vocation after being sexually intimidated by

    • Sturm und Drang
  • La ciénaga

    Beautifully personal and moving, sombre portrait of a family in a squelchy corner of Argentina who try to preserve a semblance of European class and t

    • main programme features
  • Zama

    At the end of the eighteenth century Zama, a servant of the Spanish crown, whiles away his time on the banks of a South American river waiting for a l

    • A History of Shadows