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Directed by Lorena Padilla
Mexico | 93 min | 2023
Martínez, a cranky bureaucrat resisting retirement, receives a gift from a deceased neighbor and finally begins to enjoy life through her old belongings.
Martínez is a lonely man who is forced to face his imminent retirement when Pablo, the guy that is going to replace him, is appointed to work right next to him. His monotonous and routinary life gets altered when a neighbor is found dead in his building. Oddly enough, Martinez discovers that the neighbor has left him a present. At first, involved with his personal struggles, he doesn't care about the gift, but later his curiosity is awoken. Little by little, Martínez dives into the neighbors universe, allowing it to affect his own monotonous present.
Lorena Padilla holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/ Tisch School of the Arts, where she attended as a Fulbright scholar. She is the co-writer of 499 by Rodrigo Reyes and winner of the Best Cinematography Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020. Martínez, her feature directing debut, participated at Berlinale Talents, Torino Film Lab, Cine Qua Non Lab and was supported by IMCINE, Tribeca Film Institute, Filma Jalisco Fund and Austin Film Society Fund. She served as head of Berlinale Talents at Guadalajara Film Festival in 2021.
|Type of Film||Feature|
|Country of Origin||Mexico|
|Year Film Was Completed||2023|
|Social media Handles||@martinezthefilm|
|Produced by||Georgina Gonzalez|
|Written by||Lorena Padilla|
|Edited by||Liora Spilk|
|Music by||Alvaro Arce|
|Sound Design||Alvaro Arce|
|Art Direction||Maite Perez Nievas, Marianne Cebrian|
|Main Cast||Francisco Reyes, Humberto Busto, Martha Claudia Moreno|