Fiction

Hermia & Helena

Matías Piñeiro
USA, Argentinien 2016
87min
V'16

In Matías Piñeiro’s most surprising and breezy “Shakepearette” to date, he circles the Bard’s work via the issue of translation, an idea mapped out onto the project in its entirety: the comedy HERMIA & HELENA (the title comes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) is Piñeiro’s first film shot overseas, a large percentage in New York, and in a different language, English. It shifts back and forth between two frames – the unfolding present of New York, and the last day of the protagonist’s life Camila in Buenos Aires before she embarks on a residency abroad, literally taking the place of her friend Carmen at an unnamed American institution.
Camila’s adventures are both amorous and personal, Rohmerian and Rivettean, as she hops between boyfriends and eventually, in a masterfully staged, deeply emotional encounter, meets her absent father. Always delightful, HERMIA & HELENA sees Piñeiro making an auteur film that fits into his oeuvre while expanding it in exciting directions – en route, he makes New York his own. (Mark Peranson)

In the presence of Mati Diop.

Credits
  • Agustina Muñoz - Camila
  • Maria Villar - Carmen
  • Mati Diop - Danièlle
  • Julian Larquier - Leo
  • Keith Poulson - Lukas
  • Dan Sallitt - Horace
  • Laura Paredes - Valeria
  • Dustin Guy Defa - Gregg
  • Matías Piñeiro
  • Mercedes Tennina
  • Sean Dunn
  • Fernando Lockett
  • Tommy Davis
  • Sebastien Schjaer
  • Ana Cambre
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