• Viola


a film by Matías Piñeiro
2012, 68 minutes



Directed by Matías Piñeiro, one of Argentina's most sensuous and daring new voices, "Viola" is a mystery of romantic entanglements and intrigues among a troupe of young actors in a small theater in Buenos Aires performing Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."


"A triumph of narrative imagination and bottom-line ingenuity."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Seductive... Beguiling... At once devilishly complicated and perfectly simple. There is an elegance to Mr. Piñeiro's visual style, a sinuous precision to his camera work... An excellent introduction to this filmmaker's work."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"Wondrous. Playfully enigmatic."
- Tomas Hachard, NPR

"Sumptuous. So vividly realized that it seems to spill over the edges of the frame."
- Calum Marsh, Village Voice

"Superb. Incredibly seductive."
- Gary M. Kramer, Indiewire

"One of international cinema's most unique new voices."
- Paul Dallas, Interview Magazine

Press Materials

High Res Stills and Press Kit

Where to watch

Buy at CG store

Buy at CG store


July 12 - Elinor Bunin Film Center, New York, NY<
July 19 - Cinema Village, New York, NY
July 25 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Sept 11 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Sept 16 - Trylon Microcinema, Minneapolis, MN
Sept 17 - Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, IN

Oct 11 - Union Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

Nov 7 - Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - New Directors / New Films
Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection - Viennale
Winner: FIPRESCI Prize - Buenos Aires Festival
Winner: Best Actress - Buenos Aires Festival


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