Thinking Existenz - Ep 03 - Lucrecia Martel
Light Years: Lucrecia Martel and the Making of Zama • 25m
Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Lucretia Martel • 2013 • 30 minutes
Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between our mental models and the consequences thereof in our present day—for the individual, for life, and for the planet. A series of lessons about our time and the way we live in it.
Episode 3 stars the Argentinian filmmaker, Lucrecia Martel. In Lucrecia Martel's view, cinema allows us a sneak peek at reality, motivated by curiosity rather than prejudice. Lucrecia thinks of cinema as a way of accessing that what is real, a way to question our perception of reality, which is given meaning through cinema. Our perception is shaped, with everyone's consent, by a certain version of history. Nevertheless, humanity possesses more shades and nuances than those offered to us by the current vision of a global world. According to Lucrecia Martel, the essence of life cannot be grasped and cinema enables us to see this transcendent quality that is, after all, she says, part of us.