Title:  Viola
Category:  Feature
Length:  65 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Matías Piñeiro
Year:  2012
Country:  Argentina, USA


Showing:
Varsity 5 - Thu 9:30 pm (4/6)
Varsity 5 - Fri 10:00 am (4/7)
Varsity 5 - Sun 6:30 pm (4/9)

Viola is Matías Piñero’s mystery of romantic entanglements and intrigues among a troupe of young actors performing Twelfth Night in a small theater in Buenos Aires. The intersecting stories of three women across a single day present different theories of desire through dreams, verses and fiction in a world of Shakespearean women where mysteries are seldom solved, but love flows passionately. The film is a fascinating riff on
Shakespeare’s text for the contemporary world. Subtitles 


Director’s Statement: Matías Piñeiro 

Rosalinda and Viola came about because of the actresses. First is my approach to the text, and then it’s my relationship with the actresses. All of the actors in my movies are friends, people from film school or who work in theater in Buenos Aires. I started reading all of Shakespeare’s plays and I got very attached to his comedies. When I finished Rosalinda, I realized that Rosalind was not the only character that I liked and not the only character that could be used to build a relationship with the actresses I knew. When I had to move to New York to live, I thought, “Let’s shoot something before I leave this country,” and so we shot Viola in 10 days.
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