"The melancholic tone was not fully intended. But it came naturally to this tale of displacement, translation and constant movement." Matias Piñeiro (Director)
A Shakespearean comedy set in Manhattan.
Camila, a young Argentinian theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York to attend an artistic residency and develop her new project: a Spanish translation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Upon her arrival in New York, Camila quickly realizes that her work is not enough to compensate for the loss of her friends and the boyfriend she's left behind. A new path appears when she begins to receive a series of mysterious postcards from Danièle, a former participant in the residency. The secrets lead Camila to abandon her studies, winding her way through a series of amorous detours, dead ends and new beginnings. Taking his cues from Shakespeare, Matias Piñeiro delivers an emotive and fascinating comedy about loneliness, love and relationships. It's a lovely departure from his previous work.
2016 LOCARNO, TORONTO, VANCOUVER, LONDON, NEW YOK
Matías Piñeiro was born in 1982 in Buenos Aires and studied there at the Universidad del Cine. Then he moved to the USA to undertake the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree at New York University. His filmography includes The Stolen Man (2007), They All Lie (2009), Rosalinda (2011), Viola (2012) and The Princess Of France (2014, !f 2015).