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    Visions du Réel announces 2023 Honorary Award recipient

    Argentinian filmmaker and screenwriter Lucrecia Martel will be celebrated by Visions du Réel with its Honorary Award during its 54th edition (April 21–30, 2023). A leading name in the New Argentine Cinema, Lucrecia Martel will give a masterclass during the event, which will explore her body of work and her relationship with reality. A retrospective of her films will also be presented.

    Lucrecia Martel gained international fame with her first feature-length film La ciénaga (2001) and has since embodied the resurgence of Argentinian film, both nationally and internationally. The director’s filmography, which consists of 4 feature length films and 25 titles in total (including different kinds of projects), has constantly made a mark on her country in a post-dictatorial context. Martel’s films use a highly sensual cinematographical grammar to examine the existential crisis of the Argentinian middle classes, the inner workings of society and the country’s suffocating social mechanism, as well as post-colonial issues. Her attention to detail – particularly to sound, noise and dialogues – and the kaleidoscopic approach of her work are in keeping with a dual tradition that is both oral and adventurous in cinematographical terms, steeped in a joyous cinephilia. Rooted in the filmmaker’s very familiar territories and experiences, Lucrecia Martel’s body of work borrows from a multitude of genres and offers a rich and fascinating hybridisation of fiction and reality. After Terminal Norte in 2021, she is currently working on new non-fiction feature length film that should be released in 2023.

    The 54th Visions du Réel takes place from 21-30, 2023

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