Hermia & Helena
Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Hermia & Helena
Dustin Guy Defa
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.
"A whimsical Valentine to New York City."
"Piñeiro's most inspired and thrilling work to date."
Best Argentinean Film – Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI)
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|Cornell Cinema||Ithaca||NY||1506398400September 26, 2017|
|Parkway Theatre||Baltimore||MD||1506052800September 22 - September 28, 2017|
|Wexner Center for the Arts||Columbus||OH||1504843200September 8, 2017|
|Museum of Fine Arts, Boston||Boston||MA||1504324800September 2 - 3, 15 - 17, 20|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||15029424008/17, 8/20|
|Oklahoma City Museum of Art||Oklahoma City||OK||1501214400July 28 - July 30, 2017|
|Laemmle Monica Film Center||Los Angeles||CA||1500004800July 14 - July 20, 2017|
|Laemmle Playhouse 7||Pasadena||CA||1500004800July 14 - July 20, 2017|
|Northwest Film Forum||Seattle||WA||1500004800July 14 - July 16, 2017|
|Vancouver International Film Centre||Vancouver||BC||1499400000July 7 - July 14, 2017|
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