Argentinian cinema at Istanbul Modern
A critically acclaimed auteur of contemporary world cinema with her short but loaded filmography, Martel is also a representative of New Argentine Cinema, which developed in the late 1980s.
She has created a language of cinema that is more involved with the subliminal, the dreams and the non-existent spaces of the story than its direction, inviting the audience into an experience that comes before language, questioning the boundary between the avant-garde and the narrative and a language that activates sensory perception and corporal conscience by removing cinematic stimulants.
Martel started her career by directing short films in 1988. She directed her first feature-length film “La Ciénaga” in 2001. The retrospective program will include three short and four feature-length films by Martel, including “Zama” (2017), which she filmed after a nine-year hiatus.