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Elena Martín

Screenwriter, actress and director

Elena Martín (Barcelona, 1992) became known when she played the lead in the film Les amigues d’Àgata (Agatha’s Friends), the name of which some critics have taken to christen an entire generation of (highly personal) new Catalan women filmmakers: a Generation Agatha that makes autobiographical, intimate and delicate films. Martín moves back and forth between cinema and theatre, between acting and direction. Three years after the release of the film that brought her to the public eye, she made her debut as a director with Júlia Ist, in which she also plays a young woman who leaves Barcelona to do an Erasmus in Berlin. The film, which began as an end-of-degree project at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, stole hearts at various competitions, such as the Malaga Film Festival, where it won the Biznaga de Plata for the Best Director, and the Valencia International Film Festival, where Martín won the Un Futur de Cine [A future of film] award. Quite prophetic.

Bio written by Miqui Otero, co-director of CCCB's Primera Persona festival.

Update: 7 December 2017


Has participated in

Primera Persona 2018

Autobiographic live sessions: stand-up comedy, pop music, theatre and narrative