director Matías Piñeiro, and what a debt of gratitude we owe The Cinema Guild for taking a chance on this little delight by giving it a limited theatrical release. Only 61 minutes long, the movie merges its themes with its style (not to mention its probably minimal budget) so ingeniously that it becomes nearly sui generis.
Twelfth Night, but what, exactly? He's certainly not trying to give us the entire play nor even a good part of it. Instead we get a scene performed in front of an audience (take note: you'll see some of these characters again), and another scene rehearsed over and over, for reasons other than mere line memorization, so that the Bard's language (which sounds quite wonderful in Spanish) takes on its original meaning -- and then some.
Agustina Muñoz, shown above, below, on poster top, at bottom and in the penultimate photo.
Don't even ask.
Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, along with a Retrospective of Señor Piñeiro’s films -- as part of the FSLC's Latinbeat 2013 series. See the complete schedule here.