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Playa Del Carmen: Kino Lorber Cares For Manuela Martelli’s “1976”

Playa Del Carmen: Kino Lorber Cares For Manuela Martelli’s “1976”

A film that reminded me of Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman, both in tone and in accessing and assessing the protagonist’s headspace, among one of the highlights in the Directors’ Fortnight section this year we found Manuela Martelli‘s directorial debut — the second to last film to screen in the section will indeed be launched in North America perhaps as early as this fall. The Kino Lorber folks landed 1976 – the psychological drama with nasty overclouds of the Pinochet’s regime and the upper crust bourgeoise will likely be a contender for showings at Telluride, TIFF and NYFF.

Chile, 1976. Carmen heads off to her beach house to supervise its renovation. Her husband, children and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter vacation. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps onto unexplored territories, away from the quiet life she is used to.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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