North Terminal

Terminal norte

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

During the 2020 lockdown, Lucrecia Martel returns to her home in Salta, Argentina’s most conservative region. Here she follows Julieta Laso who, like a muse, introduces her to a group of female artists and defiant people who exchange glances and opinions around a fire. Perfectly attuned to a body of work that constructs stories from an amalgam of people and places and, four years after the beautiful Zama, Terminal Norte marks the return to the screen of Argentina’s greatest filmmaker. Once again, there is a sense of being on the periphery of the world in a way that is simultaneously real, symbolic and political. Now working in a documentary format, Martel immerses herself and gets lost in Julieta Laso’s hoarse, seductive voice. And then, in a progression that has now become familiar to us, the “I” of the protagonist opens up to encounter a plethora of voices and bodies which the camera never tires of following. The result is a gripping tribute to a community that, temporary though it may be, serves as a magnificent antidote to the pandemic.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Lucrecia Martel
Script: Lucrecia Martel
Cinematography: Mauricio Asial
Editing: Iair Michel Attías
Sound: Jésica Suárez
Production: Rei Cine, Contenidos Públicos Sociedad del Estado,
Producers: Santiago Gallelli, Benjamín Domenech, Matás Roveda
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Argentina
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 37΄

Lucrecia Martel


1989 La otra (short)
2004 The Holy Girl (fiction)
2008 The Headless Woman (fiction)
2015 The Empty Classroom
2017 Zama
2021 North Terminal