Matías Piñeiro

Argentina 63 min Fiction


Viola ingeniously fashions out of Shakepeare’s Twelfth Night a seductive roundelay among young actors and lovers in present-day Buenos Aires. Mixing melodrama with sentimental comedy, philosophical conundrum with matters of the heart, Viola bears all the signature traits of a Piñeiro film: serpentine camera movements and slippages of language, an elliptical narrative and a playful confusion of reality and artifice.


Matías Piñeiro

He studied at the Argentine Cinema University and obtained a Radcliffe scholarship to study at Harvard. Her career has been seen, almost entirely, in D’A, where he landed in 2013 with Viola, and later with La princesa de Francia, Hermia & Helena and Isabella. His films form a beautiful, fun and original set that plays with the theatricality of everyday life, always close to Shakespeare. In 2016 he was part of the D’A jury.

Filmography: Sycorax (short, codirected, 2021, D'A 2022), Isabella (2020, D'A 2021), Hermia & Helena (2016, D'A 2017), Is It Raining? (short, 2016), La princesa de Francia (2014, D'A 2015), Viola (2012, D'A 2013), Rosalinda (short, 2011), Todos mienten (2009), El hombre robado (2007), A propósito de Buenos Aires (2006)

Matías Piñeiro

Film information

Original Title: Viola
Director: Matías Piñeiro
Script: Matías Piñeiro
Contact: Matías Piñeiro
With: María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo
Country: Argentina
Year: 2012
Format: Digital
Length: 63 min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2013