Past Film/Video

Hermia & Helena

(Matías Piñeiro, 2016)

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The young Argentine filmmaker Matías Piñeiro (who visited the Wexner Center for a retrospective in April 2015) is known for his playful and adventurous modern-day stories based on Shakespeare’s heroines. His first film made in the US, Hermia & Helena follows a young Argentine theater director (the mesmerizing Piñeiro staple Agustina Muñoz) working in New York on a Spanish translation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Just as she’s beginning to regret leaving her friends and life in Argentina, she begins receiving a set of mysterious postcards from another participant in her artist’s residency program (played by Mati Diop from Claire Denis’s 35 Shots of Rum). A series of dead ends, new beginnings, and amorous detours across hemispheres and languages follow, in which Shakespeare’s words clash with the complexities of modern, digital life. (87 mins., DCP)

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Hermia & Helena, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

a woman sleeping in bed

Hermia & Helena, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Hermia & Helena