Viola (2013)

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Directed by Matías Piñeiro, one of Argentinian cinema's most sensuous and daring new voices, "Viola" is a mystery of romantic entanglements and intrigues among a troupe of young actors performing Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" in a small theater in Buenos Aires. (c) Cinema Guild
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cinema Guild

Cast

Julián Tello
as Gastón
Julie Rubio
as Juliana
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Critic Reviews for Viola

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

Piñeiro's bold but graceful camera movements, exploring space with unselfconscious joy, speak to a young filmmaker's emerging mastery.

October 31, 2013
Seattle Times
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A Buenos Aires production of "Twelfth Night" is point of departure for a buoyant examination of love's labor's lost offstage.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Boston Globe
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It's a pleasant, negligible wisp of a movie, notable mostly for what it suggests of its director's potential.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
AV Club
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You have been privy to a series of seductive, ephemeral moments, drawn into the eternal rhythm of youth and connected with something old and durable, one name for which is art.

July 12, 2013
New York Times
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A movie that leaves us with a smile on our faces but also more than a few thoughts in our heads.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
NPR
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Piñeiro unearths every bit of thought and feeling contained in this mercurial feature's brief running time ...

Full Review… | July 10, 2013
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Viola

Strange, inadequate 65 minute "movie" about several Buenos Aires women chattering incessantly about love and love affairs. They are actresses in a sort of semi-pro production of the Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night. So they're often shown reciting their lines, on or off stage (not costumed). Some mild but boring Lesbian interest here...not offensive. Male writer/director Matias Pineiro strikes me as unhealthily obsessed with all this girltalk (which of course he's supplying for the actresses).

Hal Morris
Hal Morris

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