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María Alvarez, writer and director born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She is currently directing and producing her third documentary, “Close” (2021), last film of her trilogy about old age and art.
The trilogy started with “Las cinéphilas” (2017), film that had it´s International Premiere at “Semaine de la Critique” / LOCARNO 70 and won the Audience Award at it´s World Premiere at BAFICI 2017. “Las cinéphilas” was screened at more than 40 festivals in 20 countries, winning several awards.
“Le temps perdu” (2020) is the second documentary of the trilogy.
María is also developing her first feature film, “The influences”.
She wrote the short “The Sea”, directed by Cecilia Atán (“The dessert bride”, 2017) which participated of the Official Competition at the Mar del Plata Film Festival and the alternative short corner section at Cannes Film Festival.
She wrote “Burn before reading”, theatre play winner of the second price “Fray Luis de León” from Spain, published in 2016.
She wrote and directed “The Bank”, a fictional-documentary for television (eight chapters of half and hour each) about the history of the National Bank from Argentina.
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Near and Dear2021
    Documentary
    Le temps perdu (International Title)2020
    Documentary
DocFilmMusic competition
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Krakow Film Festival
Krakow
2022
BEST DIRECTOR - Tierres en Trance Competition
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Gijón Film Festival
Gijón
2021
BEST FEATURE FILM - Argentinian Competition
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Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Mar del Plata
2021
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