About the Film
Chile, 1976. Carmen heads off to her beach house. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps onto unexplored territories, away from the quiet life she is used to.
In her directorial debut following her acting career, Martelli makes her mark among directors who have questioned Pinochet’s dictatorial regime in Chile. Having made its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, 1976 tells the story of Carmen, who comes from a bourgeois family, as she joins the anti-Pinochet resistance under the guidance of her conscience. In her first film, Martelli succeeds in establishing a convincing film noir atmosphere, as she finds the hope of society for resistance and change in the strong woman character Carmen.
- Producer: Alejandra Garcia, Juan Pablo Gugliotta, Dominga Sotomayor
- Cast: Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Sepúlveda, Hugo Medina
- Language: Spanish
- Subtitles: English, Turkish
2022 London Film Festival – Best First Feature Film
2022 Valdivia International Film Festival – Best Chilean Film