Marcelo Martinessi
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Marcelo Martinessi
Marcelo Martinessi
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Marcelo Martinessi, 2018
Born (1973-01-01) 1 January 1973 (age 47)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
WebsiteLa Babosa Cine

Marcelo Martinessi is a Paraguayan filmmaker. His films include "Karai norte" (2009), "The Lost Voice" (2016), and The Heiresses (Spanish: Las herederas), the latter being selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. [1][2]


  • Los paraguayos (2007, documentary)
  • Paraguay según Agustín Barrios (2007, documentary)
  • Partida (2008, short film)
  • Karai Norte (2009, short film)
  • Calle Última (2011, short film)
  • El baldío (2012, short film)
  • Diario Guaraní (2016, documentary)
  • La voz perdida (2017, short film)
  • Las herederas (2018, feature film)


Year Award Category Film Result
2016 Venice Film Festival Best Short Film La Voz Pedida Won
2018 Berlin International Film Festival Alfred Bauer Award Las Herederas Won
Athens International Film Festival Best Picture Won
Cartagena Film Festival Best Film Nominated
Best Director Won
San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Film Nominated
Best Latin American Film Won
Fénix Awards Best Director Won
Best Screenplay Nominated
Seattle International Film Festival Best Feature Film Nominated
Sydney Film Festival Best Film Won
2019 Platino Awards Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Debut Film Won
Film and Education Values Nominated


  1. ^ "Marcelo Martinessi". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Competition and Berlinale Special: Christian Petzold, Emily Atef, Lance Daly, Marcelo Martinessi, Cédric Kahn, Adina Pintilie, Markus Imhoof, Mani Haghighi, Måns Månsson and Axel Petersén, David and Nathan Zellner in the Competition programme / Raman Hui, Fernando Solanas, Paul Williams in the Berlinale Special".

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