Hermia & Helena

Directed by Matías Piñeiro

Release Year: 2017
Running Time: 87
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S., Argentina
Language: English & Spanish with English Subtitles
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Cast
Agustina Muñoz
Mati Diop
Dustin Guy Defa
Keith Poulson
Dan Sallitt

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Directed by Matías Piñeiro

Camila (Agustina Muñoz, The Princess of France), a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn't compensating for the loss of her friends and the lover she left behind. When she begins to receive a series of mysterious postcards from Danièle (Mati Diop, Claire Denis’s 35 Shots of Rum), a former participant in the same residency, Camila second-guesses her artistic endeavors and begins to seek answers about her past. Hermia & Helena mingles actors from Matías Piñeiro’s Buenos Aires repertory with stalwarts of New York’s independent film scene (Keith Poulson, Dustin Guy Defa, Dan Sallitt). It is a film of dead ends and new beginnings, navigating amorous detours across hemispheres and languages, in which the words of Shakespeare clash with the entanglements of modern, digital life.

Critical Acclaim

"A whimsical Valentine to New York City."

"Piñeiro's most inspired and thrilling work to date."

Awards

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

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