Which future are we in?" asks one of the girls starring in the new short film by the filmmaker and actress María Alché, who we all remember as the Holy Girl in Lucrecia Martel's film of the same name. Filmed during the lockdown and shifting seamlessly between science fiction, family documentary, and string theory and parallel universes, Después del silencio films the day-to-day lives of a group of children who seem to have been left to their own devices. Which future are we in now? (GDP)
María Alché is a director, scriptwriter, actress and photographer.
Studied Philosophy at Buenos Aires University (UBA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from ENERC (Institute of Film and Audio Visual Experimentation).
Participated at the Universidad Torcuato Di tella’s Cinema Lab, next to Martin Rejtman and Andres Di Tella. In 2007 she was awarded with a grant from the National Arts Foundation. Her photography formation includes workshops with Juan Travnik and Alberto Goldstein, and receive a Chevenning Scholarship to study in UK. She has starred in numerous art-house films, tv, and stage productions. For ten years has been collaborating with Lucrecia Martel in several projects.
Since 2005, she has directed several short films and produced her photographic work for which she received awards worldwide. Her film work went into competition in various film festival around the world winning awards at Locarno, ZINEBI, San Pablo International Film Festival, Indie Lisboa Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival among others and has been screened at The moving Image Museum (NY) and New Directors, new films also at Film Sociey Lincoln Center. A retrospective of her work took place in Valdivia Film Festival. She was part of Berlinale and Toronto Talent Labs, and was part of the jury in Bafici and Valdivia.
Her photographic work was selected for the Foster Catena Prize, was finalist of Itaú Cultural prize and won Second Prize in Photography in Galeria Cero (Spain), having had a solo exhibition called ¨Faults¨ in 2012 and collective exhibitions at the Di Tella University and MAR Museu (Rio de Janeiro)
She dictates acting´s direction at ENERC and different workshops. Her feature film A FAMILY SUBMERGED (2018) premiered at Locarno, before going on to win Best Film Horizontes Latinos at San Sebastian, Best First Film at Gothenburg, Best Script at Lima, Best Film D´A Barcelona and Best Director at FICUNAM.
Co-writer with Lucrecia Martel of the Chocobar project and with Benjamín Naishtat of the project Puán, in which she currently works.