When asked by her colleague Manuel Abramovich whether he could film the director during the shooting of ZAMA, her current film, Lucrecia Martel said she was light-years away from being the main character in a film. But then she consented. This is how the documentary AÑOS LUZ came about. The film offers a wonderful impression of the work of the very sensitive and calm director. We see Martel as she carefully discusses and selects props, assesses the make-up, and works intensely with the actors on set. She has precise ideas and focuses intently on her vision — always wearing her characteristic cat-eye glasses and holding a cigar in her hand.
Meet the director
Manuel Abramovich is a filmmaker and cinematographer. Born in 1987, he currently lives and works in Buenos Aires. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica and participated in Berlinale Talents in 2012. His short film LA REINA was screened at over 150 international festivals and won 50 awards. His first feature film SOLAR premiered at the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente. In 2016 he received a scholarship from the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange to develop his next project in Halle, Germany which he intends to shoot in Berlin.