Martín Rejtman

Martín Rejtman (born January 3, 1961 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine film producer, film director, screenplay writer and literary author. He works in the cinema of Argentina and is considered one of the founding fathers of the New Argentine Cinema wave.[1]

Martín Rejtman
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Rejtman in 2019
Martín Rejtman

(1961-01-03) January 3, 1961 (age 60)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter and film producer
Years active1986–present


Rejtman studied cinema at the Escuela Panamericana de Arte in Buenos Aires. He then studied filmmaking at New York University, where he had to make one short per week and had to shoot with what was available.

At NYU he established a mode of production embraced by many other young Argentine filmmakers, both before and since: that is, the art of working with a small budget.[2]

In 2019, Rejtman released a comedic short film, Shakti and explained that is about "a Jewish young man, the death of his grandmother, depression, Hare Krishnas, Pesach (Passover), and potato knishes."[3][4]

His next project is a feature film tentatively titled, The Practice that will be his first picture filmed outside Argentina. It will follow an Argentine yoga instructor living in Chile.[1]

Filming styleEdit

Rejtman uses a minimalist style when making films. He said, "When I made Rapado, I felt that Argentine cinema had too much dialogue, and bad dialogue at that. I hate adornments, I hate artifice, I hate anything that's unnecessary, because there really is nothing beyond the screen."[5]






  • Locarno International Film Festival: Golden Leopard; Martín Rejtman; for: Rapado; 1992.
  • Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor; Best Original Screenplay; for: Silvia Prieto; 2000.
  • Locarno International Film Festival: Golden Leopard; for: Los Guantes mágicos; 2003.


  1. ^ a b Martín Rejtman To Direct ‘The Practice’ – Five Countries To Produce Variety. 20 May 2019
  2. ^ Suárez, Pablo Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. New Argentine Cinema: Themes, Auteurs and Trends of Innovation, (Ediciones Tatanka, 2002).
  3. ^ News to Me: Martín Rejtman, Jonathan Glazer, Amma Asante Film Comment. 24 June 2018
  4. ^ Shakti Retrieved on 1 November 2019
  5. ^ Suárez, Pablo. Ibid.

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