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Argentina as Guest of Honor at Beijing Film Festival and Lucrecia Martel on Jury

The 12th Beijing International Film Festival to be held from August 13 to 20 will be Argentina as Guest of Honor CountryWill program several national titles and will showcase the filmmaker Lucrecia Martel as part of its international jury,

Martel said that “in the new world order of fiction, Platforms have become an almost exclusive source of work For those who worked in cinema in my country. Thousands of young students have expressed their job dreams in a language that today is limited exclusively to business policies.”

“That’s why my hopes are very high in this festival, to see if it’s possible Think differently about the future of audiovisual fiction“, the author of the award-winning feature films told the swamp (2001), Holy Girl (2004), headless woman (2008) and jamai (2017).

"Zama", the final chapter in the very personal filmography of Lucrecia Martel.

“Zama”, the final chapter in the very personal filmography of Lucrecia Martel.

Argentine cinema has been invited to act in this cultural event that will allow it to spread its culture to the Asian giant In the framework of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations and the Year of Friendship Between the two countries, it was announced by their heads of state last February on the occasion of the visit of President Alberto Fernandez to Beijing.

official statement

An official communication detailed that “Since then, the organizers of the Beijing Festival have been working with the Argentine Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaza, along with his team and with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture of the national government to promote working for. The spread of Argentine cinema in the market. Chinese”.

As a precursor to the passage of Argentine cinema through the Beijing program, it is worth remembering that in 2016 teamby Santiago Mitre, won the Tianton Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Dolores Fonzie). and last year Cerro Hueso. a school inBettania was among the fifteen people selected for the prize, by Capato.

Santiago Mitre with Dolores Fonzie and Oscar Martinez during the filming of "La Patota."

Santiago Mitre with Dolores Fonzie and Oscar Martinez during the filming of “La Patota.”

and with regard to the presence of national filmography in China, in October 2021 and with the active participation of the Argentine Embassy in promotional activities, stealth of the centuryBy Ariel Vinograd, the Argentine film became the first premiere in the Chinese commercial circuit. and was screened in over 3,000 theaters across the country.

In addition, several local distributors, promoted by the Argentine Embassy, ​​promote an Argentine film series, an activity that has currently been postponed due to the local health situation.

Berlinale to China

Martel is a regular at festivals. In fact, at the beginning of the year, it introduced a medium length film. northern terminal (appears as northern terminal In the Festival Announcement) will be seen in the Berlinale Special, which is part of the prestigious Berlin Festival.

it’s a documentary starring singer Juliette Lasso – Available to the Argentine public on the free platform Cont.Ar- and will have its world premiere at the Berlinale. It should be noted that precisely in Berlin, the ENERC (INCAA Film School) graduate made his debut with his first feature film, La ciénaga.

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