Jacqueline Lentzou



Jacqueline (Athens, 1989) is an artist whose cinematic language involves discovering poetry in -seemingly- mundane premises. Her tools involve the dream-construct, intuition as well as word& image association. She experiments with formats and durations, consciously bringing playfulness in her approach. Jacqueline is the recipient of numerous prominent awards, including the Leica Cine Discovery Award by Semaine de La Critique( Cannes) for Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year (2018), the Golden Hugo in Chicago IFF for The End of Suffering ( A proposal)(2020), as well as the Grand Prix in Reykjavik IFF and Sevilla Film Festival for Moon, 66 Questions (2021), her debut feature which premiered in Berlinale Encounters Competition, receiving raving reviews globally. Her work has been featured in prestigious museums such as the Garage Museum, Palais de Tokyo as well as at the MoMa, where she screened twice. Retrospectives on her full body of work have taken place in Montreal, Vienna, Porto and Ghent, with the most recent one held in London, in the historic ICA, in 2022. Her films have been featured in eclectic curatorial websites, like Mubi and The Criterion Channel. Jacqueline was the New York Onassis foundation fellowship recipient for 2022. She reached the three finalists for the prestigious Rolex Mentor&Protegé scheme 2022-2024, reaching the final round which consisted of an interview with Master Jia Zhangke. Her second feature project ‘A Day in the Life of Jo: Chapter Phaedra’ was granted the NIPKOW fellowship in 2022.

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