Hermia & Helena

  • Tues Sept 26
Hermia & Helena

with filmmaker Matias Piñeiro in person

Matías Piñeiro
Agustina Muñoz, María Villar, Mati Diop

“The prolific, cinephilic, and endlessly imaginative Matías Piñeiro continues his Shakespeare-inspired series with his fifth feature…” writes Andréa Picard for the Toronto International Film Festival. Argentinian Camila (Muñoz) moves to NYC to work on a Spanish translation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As Picard writes “[L]aunched upon a series of dalliances and extraordinary encounters… Camila experiences a constant tugging between hemispheres, languages, cultures, and hearts… Hermia & Helena is also something of a departure for the Argentine auteur with its Ozu-like lyricism, New York setting, wistful Scott Joplin score, and group of American indie actors (speaking English, of course) who complement his Argentinean stock company.… Partially inspired by the director’s real-life relocation to New York… Piñeiro’s latest is filled with delightful amorous detours, dead ends, and new beginnings.” In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Piñeiro’s visit is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA’s Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

website: kinolorber.com/film/view/id/2650

Ithaca Premiere
DCP color
1 hour 27 minutes
release year/country
2016 Argentina/USA