Hermia & Helena
Director: Matias Pineiro
Writer: Matias Pineiro
Argentinian filmmaker Matias Pineiro, known for his droll comedies in direct conversation with Shakespeare’s text, seems to be continuing onward in that trend. While his last work, 2014s The Princess of France, which toyed with Love’s Labours Lost, wasn’t as excitedly received as his 2012 film Viola, Pineiro still nails an intriguing modern context with titles and themes. His next, Hermia & Helena, named for two characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, apparently filmed in Montana and New York, will be his first English language feature, so we’re expecting confounding elements that further explore shifting ideas about the meaning of nationality. Pineiro confirmed in August he was editing the feature after several filming periods throughout October and December of 2014 and March of 2015.
Cast: Augustina Munoz
Production Co./Producer: Graham Swindoll
U.S. Distributor: Rights available. TBD (domestic/international)
Release Date: Princess of France (2014) and They All Lie (2009) competed at Locarno, while 2012’s Viola premiered at TIFF before stopping at Berlin. We’re expecting Hermia & Helena to follow one of those routes.