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Matías Piñeiro is an Argentinian filmmaker who has directed three feature films and one 40-minute short, which was commissioned for the Jeonju Digital Project. His first two films, The Stolen Man (2007) and They All Lie (2009), introduce the games played with narrative, the engagement with the relationship between film and literature, and the interest in artistic communities that exist throughout his uniformly strong filmography, which is equal parts formally complex and lightly comedic exploration of human behaviour.
Matías brought his latest film, Viola, to the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Like Rosalinda (2011) before it, Viola is an adaptation of a Shakespeare play – As You Like It and Twelfth Night, respectively – and part of a planned look at the female roles of Shakespeare’s comedies. We were absolutely thrilled to invite Matías to our studio space, hosted by Onsite [at] OCAD U, to discuss every single one of his films at length.
This interview is from our extensive 2012 Toronto International Film Festival coverage and the full length interview was released in February 2013.
Special thanks to our friends for help in releasing Issue #11: Matías Piñeiro, João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, Blake Steels, Stephen Broomer, Sarbjit Kaur, Liam Crockard, Charles Reeve, Lisa Deanne Smith, Mark Jewusiak, Dan Morgan, Simone Smith, and Williams Design.