One of three AIFF2017 films by Matías Piñero, Rosalinda
follows a group of young actors rehearsing As You Like It and engaging in a series of games and romantic interludes. Set in pastoral environs along the El Tigre delta north of Buenos Aires, this brief narrative will screen with Viola
, which features the same cast and also playfully explores Shakespeare’s women characters. Subtitles
Director’s Statement: Matías Piñeiro
I really had a hard time with Rosalinda
and subtitles because it’s so complex what they say. There are so many words. It was like a ping pong game of dialogue. That she’s a girl dressed like a man pretending to be the girl she actually is, is great to watch, to act out, but reading the words on screen is not the same thing. It was easier with Viola
, which has something more like a series of monologues. Still, there are too many words. At one point, I thought I should do like Jean-Luc Godard in Film Socialisme
, and only put nouns in the subtitles or something like that. I have not yet come up with a way of totally fixing the situation. There is always some loss by the time the viewer is reading the subtitles.