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

Lucrecia Martel (1966) is an Argentine film director, screenwriter, and producer often associated with the New Argentine Cinema movement alongside directors Pablo Trapero, Martín Rejtman, and Lisandro Alonso. She was born in Salta in northern Argentina and settled in Buenos Aires. In 1988 she enrolled at the Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica (ENERC), but her education was cut short due to lack of funds. Largely self-taught, Martel began her career directing short films between 1988 and 1995, one of which, Rey muerto (Dead King, 1995), won a series of awards on the international film festival circuit. Martel is best known for her three features, La ciénaga (The Swamp, 2001), La niña santa (The Holy Girl, 2004) and La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman, 2008), all of which were filmed in the region around Salta. Period drama Zama (2017), her fourth feature, based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Antonio di Benedetto, premiered in Venice to widespread acclaim. In 2006, Martel was a member of the Cannes Film Festival Feature Films Jury. She has won awards for her films at many major festivals, including the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival, and the 2008 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.


1988 The 56 (short)
1991 Red Kisses (short)
2001 The Swamp
2004 The Holy Girl
2008 The Headless Woman
2010 Fishes (short)
2011 Mutate (short)
2017 Zama