AMPAS ’16: Lucrecia Martel

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are here to tell you!


Lucrecia Martel is an Argentine film director, screenwriter, and producer who studied at Avellaneda Experimental and attended the National Experimentation Filmmaking School in Buenos Aires.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Martel directed a number of short films, including Rey Muerto and Historias Breves I. She made her feature film debut with La Ciénaga, which received several international awards in various countries. Her next ventures included The Holy Girl, which was selected for competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and The Headless Woman was selected for competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Excerpt from FF2 Media Haiku of The Holy Girl:

Hauntingly beautiful Argentinian coming-of-age film set in a respectable yet rapidly aging hotel. Both mother (the proprietress) & daughter find themselves becoming involved with one of the physicians attending a medical convention.

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