Manuela Martelli



Manuela Martelli began her acting career as a teenager, collaborating with directors such as Andrés Wood, Sebastián Lelio and Martín Rejtman. She directed the short films Apnea (2014) and Land Tides (2015), that was part of the Factory Programme and premiered at the Cannes FF Directors’ Fortnight. Martelli’s debut feature film, 1976 (2021), also premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight and received the Sutherland Award at BFI, among others. It achieved wide international distribution and was recognised as one of the best films of 2023 by The Guardian.

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