Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires Agenda Cultural de Buenos Aires

Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Viola
Director Matías Piñeiro
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 65'
  • María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo, Romina Paula, Gabi Saidón
  • G: Matías Piñeiro
  • F: Fernando Lockett
  • E: Alejo Moguillansky
  • DA: Agustina Costa
  • S: Dana Ale, Emilio Iglesias, Francisco Pedemonte, Mercedes Tennina
  • M: John Aylward, Julián Tello
  • P: Melanie Schapiro
  • CP: Revolver Films
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Girls in conversation mode. Girls talking about love. Girls talking about love in a Shakespearean, intellectual, and typically Buenos Aires way. Girls as seen by Matías Piñeiro, who has built himself a filmography as recognizable as outstanding in the context of Argentine cinema, with The Stolen Man, They All Lie, Rosalinda, and now Viola. Here, he starts with Twelfth Night and closes in on indoor dialogues and rehearsals on the first segment. Then, he follows Viola through the streets of Buenos Aires. She delivers films in copied DVDs, an essential task in the “pirate company” called Metropolis she owns together with her boyfriend Javier. Connections, coincidences, encounters, love, and dialogues. Concentrating on those things –on doing them right, with a light and brilliant touch for emotional trade– Piñeiro’s filmmaking proves to be growingly confident in its resources, themes, and style; and even allows itself to have a dialogue with music in the film’s ending. And yet Viola’s entire structure is musical, rhythmic, and graceful: Piñeiro’s cinema knows how to combine stylistic stability and confidence with perpetual motion. JPF


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