Hermia & Helena Matías Piñeiro

USA/Argentina 2016

DCP, Farbe, 87'
English/Spanish mit deutschen UT

Regisseur
Matías Piñeiro

Cast
Agustina Muñoz, María Villar, Mati Diop, Julian Larquier, Keith Poulson, Dan Sallitt, Laura Paredes, Dustin Defa, Gabi Saidón, Romina Paula, Pablo Sigal, Kyle Molzan, Ryan Miyake, Oscar Williams

Produzent
Graham Swon, Melanie Schapiro, Jake Perlin, Andrew Adair

Kamera
Fernando Lockett, Tommy Davis

Kostüme
Ana Cambre

Drehbuch
Matías Piñeiro

Ton
Mercedes Tennina, Sean Robert Dunn

Montage
Sebastien Schjaer

Art Director
Ana Cambre

Produktion
Trapecio Cine, Ravenser Odd

Koproduktion
Cinema Conservancy

Internationaler Vertrieb
Trapecio Cine, Ravenser Odd
 

  • English
  • Deutsch

Camila (Agustina Muñoz), an Argentinian woman around 30 years of age, receives a grant to go to New York for a year to translate Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" into Spanish, although she's hesitant to leave her boyfriend, friends, and pregnant sister behind in Buenos Aires. She takes over the apartment and acquaintances of her predecessor Carmen (María Villar) in wintry New York and encounters variously a woman (Mati Diop) who writes mysterious postcards, an old lover and a new one, and, in a magnificently directed scene, the father she never knew. Piñeiro's first film to be shot outside of Argentina and in English jumps back and forth between New York and the day Camila leaves Buenos Aires and operates with artful dissolves, intertitles, ragtime music, and a touch of both Rivette and Rohmer.

Die junge argentinische Theaterregisseurin Camila reist nach New York, um dort im Rahmen einer Residency an einer spanischen Übersetzung von Shakespeares „A Midsummer Night’s Dream“ zu arbeiten. Doch als sie ankommt, erreicht sie eine Serie mysteriöser Postkarten. Es beginnt eine Reise durch ihre Vergangenheit und Zukunft.

Best Argentinean Film – Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI)

Pressespiegel

  • "A whimsical Valentine to New York City."

    —Stephen Holden, The New York Times​​​​​​​
  • "Piñeiro's most inspired and thrilling work to date."

    —Carson Lund, Slant Magazine