Lucas Martinelli reports from the 34th edition of Argentina's Mar del Plata International Film Festival, the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in Latin America. Noting that this year's festival marked the sophomore effort of Cecilia Barrionuevo, the first female director in the festival's history, Martinelli focuses attention on the notable uptick in discussion space and festival slots awarded to women in the industry. The festival's second Forum of Cinema and Gender Perspective brought female speakers from fields across the industry—actresses, directors, researchers, and journalists. In his discussion of films directed by women, Martinelli notes an interest in challenging the historical archive to create a new feminist historiography.
Women's Time: The Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Lucas Martinelli received a PhD in gender studies from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a researcher and writer whose monograph, Shapes of Exclusion and Sexual Boundaries in Argentine Cinema, is forthcoming. His scholarship focuses on genre/gender crossing and precarity in European, American and Latin American contemporary films.
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Lucas Martinelli; Women's Time: The Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Film Quarterly 1 March 2020; 73 (3): 89–92. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.89
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