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Dry Martina

International Narrative Competition

International Premiere

Chile, Argentina | 95 MINUTES | English, Spanish | English subtitles


Comedy, Drama, Latino Director(s)
One-time pop star Martina has hit rock bottom: no career, no relationship, no sex drive, and, most of all, no direction forward. But then, persistent fangirl Francisca pressures her way into Martina’s apartment, revealing that she believes herself to be Martina’s long-lost sister—and, at the same time, Francisca’s boyfriend César catches Martina’s eye, stirring her previously dormant desire. In a flash, the Argentine singer is flying to Chile to pursue this promising young lover and, while she’s at it, a better sense of self.

Writer-director Che Sandoval deftly mingles the passions, obsessions, and heartbreaks of his characters in this fresh, comic take on the road movie, one predicated on Martina’s search for inspiration, both in the bedroom and out. Antonella Costa, marvelous in the title role, captures Martina’s overconfidence with humor and sensitivity. As her unease in this new land evaporates, she starts to warm to the idea of a new family, and she comes to terms with a lesson from Franscisca’s search for a sibling, audiences are treated to the blooming of a new type of Martina—funny, sexy, and in control of her destiny.

—Liza Domnitz


Directed by Che Sandoval

Che Sandoval is a Chilean writer and director, best known for his films You Think You're the Prettiest (But You're the Sluttiest) and I'm Much Better Than You.
Che Sandoval
Florencia Larrea, Gregorio González, Hernán Musaluppi, Natacha Cervi
Che Sandoval
Benjamín Echazarreta
César Custodio
Executive Producers
Francisca Barraza, Lucas Engel, Josefina Undurraga
Script Consultant
Martín Rejtman
Gabriel Chwojnik
Line Producer
Marianne Mayer-Beckh
Antonella Costa, Patricio Contreras, Geraldine Neary, Pedro Campos, Héctor Morales


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