Melisa Liebenthal
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Melisa Liebenthal (1991, Buenos Aires) is a film director and editor.

She directed the films The pretty ones (2016, 77 min.), Constanza (2018, 27 min.), Here and there (2020, 21 min.) and The face of the jellyfish (2022, 76 min.), with which she won awards at Rotterdam, BAFICI, Mar del Plata and Berlinale and was featured in New York Film Festival, Edinburgh and Torino, amongst others.

Melisa Liebenthal's work reflects on identity and its relation to the construction of an image. Her films explore and combine different materials with humor and playful spirit, from documentary and visual experimentation to narrative fiction, always keeping a lively awareness of the specificity of each type of image.

She is a film graduate at Universidad del Cine in Argentina and at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France. She specialized in Editing and Dramatic Structure with professor Miguel Pérez in Argentina, and in Essay-Film at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba. She is a Berlinale Talents (2021) and FID Campus (2018) alumna.