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by Matías PIÑEIRO


Viola (Maria Villar) criss-crosses Buenos Aires delivering pirated DVDs for her boyfriend’s small business which supplies films to cinephiles. On her rounds, she meets an all-female theatre troupe rehearsing Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Matias Pineiro carefully intertwines the young women’s romantic tergiversations with those of the characters. The rehearsal of a single scene puts the astuteness of Twelfth Night (1602) on matters of the heart into a current context. Repeating the same lines with different glances or intensities reveals some unsuspected nuances in emotion and interplay. “I’m interested as much in the way the voice of a Shakespearian character hits the face of a fellow actor as in how the ring of a phone makes the actor react”, confides the filmmaker. Be it the veiled face of Shakespeare’s Olivia, who rejects a suitor so she can better seduce his messenger, or the conversations on the phone or in a car when one of the actresses advises her to “de-automate” her love life, Viola elegantly spans the scale from sincerity to lies, from passivity to action, from reality to artifice.

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  • Titre français
  • Scénario
    Matías Piñeiro
  • Photo
    Fernando Lockett
  • Montage
    Alejo Moguillansky
  • Musique
    John Aylward, Julián Tello
  • Interprétation
    María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo, Romina Paula
  • Production
    Revólver Films, Universidad del Cine, Alta Definición Argentina
  • Producteur délégué
    Melanie Schapiro
  • Distribution
    Capricci :
  • Support de projection
  • Ratio

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