The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) announced today that it will showcase the work of Argentinean filmmaker Matías Piñeiro during the upcoming Latinbeat film festival that will take place July 12 – 21 in New York, and will simultaneously open two of his films, Viola (pictured) and Rosalinda, theatrically on July 12th.
Latinbeat will play host to the NY premiere of Piñeiro’s 2007 film The Stolen Man / El hombre robado and 2009 filmThey All Lie / Todos mienten. Viola returns to the Film Society after debuting at this year’s New Directors/New Films and will be released in the US through Cinema Guild. All screenings of Viola at the Film Society of Lincoln Center will be followed by his short film Rosalinda.
"Only 31, Matías Piñeiro has already established himself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary world cinema," said Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming, Cinematheque. "His playful, mysterious films, about the power of desire and of language draw freely on theater and literature while remaining fully cinematic, at times calling to mind the youthful works of the French New Wave masters Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer. We are delighted to be tracing the evolution of Piñeiro's career to date by supplementing the theatrical release of Viola with a complete retrospective of his work."
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1982, Matías Piñeiro studied at the Universidad del Cine, where he went on to teach filmmaking and film history. In 2011 he received the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship from Harvard University for his new film project, Sarmiento, Translator. He currently lives in New York on a New York University scholarship in creative writing. His films include El hombre robado (2007), Todos mienten (2009), Rosalinda (2010), and Viola (2012). He is currently developing the third installment of his Shakespearean project, The Princess of France.