Marí Alessandrini grew up in Patagonia. At a very young age she started working in photography, scenic arts and contemporary circus, travelling in South & North America. At the age of 26, she left Argentina to study cinema in Europe. Marí graduated in Film Direction and Visual Arts at the University of Geneva -HEAD.
Marí Alessandrini made several documentaries and short fiction films selected in Internationals Festivals & Art Centres. She was chosen by the Cinéfondation from Cannes Festival to develop her first feature ZAHORÍ that she shot in the steppe of Patagonia. ZAHORÍ won the Pardo of the Swiss selection of “The Films After Tomorrow” at the Locarno Film Festival in 2020. The film was then selected at the Locarno Film Festival 2021 in the “Concorso Cineasti del presente”.
ZAHORÍ was released in Switzerland in November 2021 and in France in July 2022.
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