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Lucrecia mARTEL ars Von Trier

Born in 1966 in Salta, Argentina, Lucrecia Martel studied at Avellaneda Experimental (AVEX) and attended the National Experimentation Filmmaking School (ENERC) in Buenos Aires. Issued from the "nouvelle vague" of Argentinean directors, which includes A. Caetano, D. Burman, U. Rosell, B. Stagnaro, S. Gugliotta and J. Gaggero, she directed a number of short films between 1988 and 1994. Rey Muerto (Dead King) in 1995 was part of Historias Breves I (Brief Tales I). In 2001, she directed her first feature La Ciénaga (The Swamp), award-winner at Berlin, Sundance, Havana, and Toulouse among other festivals. Selected for the 3rd edition of the 2002 Festival's Residence, she has since written and directed La Niña Santa (The Holy Girl), a reflection about adolescence, and the awakening of desire and faith, which were selected in Competition at the 2004 Festival de Cannes. In 2006 she was a member of the jury for the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival. La mujer sin Cabeza was selected at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and received the 2009 South Prize for Best Argentinian Film and Director of the Year.


Feature films
2017 Zama
2015 The Empty Classroom (El aula vacía)
2008 The Headless Woman (La mujer sin cabeza)
2004 La niña santa
2001 La Ciénaga
1998 Documentary about Encarnación Ezcurra and Silvina  Ocampo

Short films
2011 Muta
2010 Nueva Argirópolis
2010 Pescados
2006 La ciudad que huye
1995 Rey Muerto
1991 Besos Rojos
1989 Piso 24
1988 El 56