Lucrecia Martel first studied at the Avellaneda Experimental (AVEX) and the National Experimentation Filmmaking School (ENERC) in Buenos Aires. Her first feature La Ciénaga ("The Swamp"), the summer story of a family that becomes bogged down in their problems, received numerous international awards (including Berlin, Sundance…). Her second feature, La Niña santa ("The Holy Girl"), relates the indecision of a teenage girl between desire and faith, and her third feature La Femme sans tête ("The Headless Woman"), a troubling film about the helplessness of a woman, were selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004 and 2008. Lucrecia Martel was a member of the jury for the official competition of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. She is considered to be one of the most important directors of the New Argentinean Cinema.
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