Lucrecia Martel, Special Guest at IFF Panamá 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Renowned argentinian filmmaker, Lucrecia Martel, will visit the eight edition of IFF Panama, that takes place April 4th - 10th 


Lucrecia Martel is without doubt one of the most original and authentic voices of world cinema. Her work has been highly acclaimed at several film festivals internationally, and her style has been analyzed in a number of books and publications. She is considered an essential author for the study of cinema today.


“It is essential for IFF Panama that our audience and attendees have access to the most enriching experiences we can offer, Lucrecia is one of them,” said Pituka Ortega Heilbron, IFF Panama’s Executive Director. “Her work has changed the way of seeing and making films for many people, and I am certain that this will be the case during her presence at IFF Panama”. 

Lucrecia Martel’s feature debut, La Ciénaga (2001) won the Alfred Bauer Award for best first feature at Berlinale, and won the Best Feature, Best Direction, Best Actress and Best Sound Design awards at the Havana Film Festival. The Holy Girl (2004), and The Headless Woman (2008) were both part of the official Competition in Cannes. The Headless Woman received the Fipresci prize and the award for Best Direction at Havana. Her work marks a precedent in Latin American Cinema and she is an international cinematic reference. 


Her latest feature, ZAMA (2017), was presented at the seventh edition of IFF Panama, and was the argentinian forerunner for the Oscar for best Foreign Language Film. It obtained several awards and was nominated for Best Iberoamerican Film at Goya and Premios Platino. 


Parallel to her work as a filmmaker, Lucrecia teaches masterclasses around the world, with emphasis on the challenges of perception, and the new technologies that make us reevaluate film and the world.