Lucrecia Martel Retrospective

Thursday, February 17, 2022 –
Friday, March 11, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lucrecia Martel


This event is free


Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema - Film Studies


Rosanna Maule



Lucrecia Martel: Unpredictable Realism

Retrospective, February 17 – March 22, 2022

With only four feature films completed since her acclaimed début film La ciénaga (The Swamp, 2001) and including La niña santa (The Holy Girl, 2004), La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman, 2008), and the more recent Zama (2017), Lucrecia Martel is simultaneously the most representative and the most atypical figure of New Argentine Cinema. In her films, Martel offers an oblique critique of colonial and contemporary Argentina, marked by the long aftermath of the Dirty War, the economic crisis of the early 2000s, and neoliberal policies that have exacerbated structural social inequalities.

This retrospective, hosted by Cinéma Public at Casa d’Italia, is a great opportunity to discover Martel’s feature films, her latest short Terminal norte, presented at the Berlinale this last month, and Manuel Abramocivh’s documentary Años Luz, a testament to Martel’s creative filmmaking process on the set of Zama

This series of screenings concludes with a virtual masterclass with Martel herself and a roundtable with experts on Latin American cinema at Concordia University! 


Lucrecia Martel Masterclass: “Tourism in Cinema. A Walk Through a Minefield.”

Roundtable: “Lucrecia Martel: Cultural Politics, Gender, and National Memory in New Argentinian Cinema.”

  • Participants: Rosanna Maule (Concordia University), Julie Ravary-Pilon (Université de Montréal), Bruno Dequen (24 iMages).
  • When: March 11, 6:30 p.m.  
  • Where: Concordia University - VA 114

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