Films By Lucrecia Martel

The Holy Girl (La Niña Santa) ArgentinaIn Official Competition at Cannes this year, The Holy Girl is a potent tale of sexual awakening and religious guilt, set in a small, claustrophobic Argentine town.16-year-old Amalia, like many girls her age, is questioning her religious beliefs. After choir rehearsals she chats with her best friend Josefina about faith, vocation and, in secret whispers, kiss... Read more
One of contemporary cinema’s most revered auteurs, Argentina’s great Lucrecia Martel makes her long-awaited return with this singularly dreamlike voyage into the outer limits of historical fiction. ... Adapted from Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 Argentinean novel, the first film in nine years from Lucrecia Martel (The Headless Woman; The Holy Girl, MIFF 2004) centres on Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Gimé... Read more
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