70 Directors for Venice 70
- CELINA MURGA
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She was born in Paranà, Argentina, in 1973. She studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires and made her debut as director and screenwriter with some short films such as Interior-Noche (1999) and Una tarde feliz (2002). Her first feature, Ana y los otros -the story of a woman who, after spending many years in Buenos Aires, gets back to her hometown in search of a man loved a long time before- screened at the International Critics’ Week in 2003. She was back at the Lido in 2008 in the Giornate degli Autori line-up, presenting Una semana solos, the story of a group of Argentinian higher-bourgeoisie children left on their own in a luxurious residence during a holiday. In 2009 she received a grant in film techniques and studied with Martin Scorsese. In 2012 she was at the Berlinale’s Forum section with her first documentary, Escuela Normal. In the meantime her collaboration with Scorsese continued: Scorsese himself produced her new film, La tercera orilla, the story of a sixteen-year-old divided between the urge to follow his own freedom and the expectations that his father projects onto his future.
FILMS PRESENTED IN VENICE
2003 – Ana y los otros – International Critics’ Week (screenplay, director)
2008 – Una semana solos – Giornate degli Autori Venice Days (screenplay, director)