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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Lucrecia Martel - Filmmaker in Residence

Lucrecia Martel

The Centre for Film and Screen at the University of Cambridge will be hosting Lucrecia Martel as Filmmaker in Residence, 5-20 May. 

Martel, who lives and works in Argentina, is one of international cinema’s major stylists. Her provocative films treat questions of family, childhood, sexuality, belonging, nation, class, historical memory, and colonialism. In a cinema that is both sensually immersive and politically attuned, Martel looks at the world in a way that acknowledges mystery and prompts criticism.

Martel will be resident at the University’s Centre for Film and Screen for two weeks, during which she will be offering a sequence of seminars on her filmmaking practice. A retrospective of her work—the first to be held in the UK—has been jointly organised between the Centre for Film and Screen and the Arts Picturehouse. Martel will be present following each screening for conversation and Q & A. 

This is the third year of the Centre’s Filmmaker in Residence programme. Past Filmmakers in Residence were Joanna Hogg (2016) and Gianfranco Rosi (2017). 



18 May, 10am-4pm, McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College.

Speakers: Lucy Bollington (Cambridge), Catherine Grant (Birkbeck), Rosalind Galt (KCL), Debbie Martin (UCL), Paul Merchant (Bristol). 

Full details - TBC



The screenings will all be held at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Tuesday 8 May at 6pm - The Swamp (La Ciénaga)

Thursday 10 May ay 6pm - The Holy Girl

Tuesday 15 May at 6:30pm - The Headless Woman

Thursday 17 May at 6pm - Preview: Zama