MUTA
Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

A luxury yacht has an extraordinarily elegant crew: female insect-like creatures whose faces are never seen. They speak an unknown language as they prepare to undergo a metamorphosis. This short film shows us a beautiful, puzzling world full of encrypted messages and intrigue. A fascinating portrayal of female transformation, outfitted by Miu Miu.

tags: Women, Art, Short film, Latin America

Cast: María Alché, Julia Anderson, Cecilia Barros, Emilienne de Souza, Piren Larrieu Iturre, Rocío Núñez, Florencia Ramaccioni, Rocío Somoza

Credits

Screenplay: Lucrecia Martel, Alejandro Ros

Director of Photography: Hugo Colace

Film Editor: Ariel Ledesma Becerra

Composer: María Onis Vigil

Production Designer: María Onis Vigil

Costume Design: Miu Miu

Sound: Guido Berenblum

Production Company: Miu Miu, Hi! Productions, Lita Stantic Producciones

Director: Lucrecia Martel

biography

Lucrecia Martel was born in Salta, northern Argentina, in 1966. As a teenager, she often made home movies of her large family. In 1986, Martel moved to Buenos Aires in order to study journalism and later film at the Avellaneda Experimental (AVEX) and the Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica (ENERC). Following a number of short films, including REY MUERTO (1995), which received awards at numerous international festivals, she began to make documentaries for television. For LA CIÉNAGA (2001), she received the Sundance Filmmakers' Award for her screenplay as well as the Alfred Bauer Award for best debut film at the Berlinale in 2001. Her works also include LA NIÑA SANTA (2004), LA MUJER SIN CABEZA (2008), and ZAMA (2017), all of which she not only directed but also wrote the screenplay for. Her films have been shown at festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, New York, Rotterdam, and at Sundance. Film festivals as well as such institutions as Harvard University, UCLA Berkeley, London's Tate Museum, and the Lincoln Center in New York have shown retrospectives of her work. Martel is one of the most important female filmmakers in Latin America.