NEW YORK, NY—The Cinema Guild announced today the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to “Viola,” Matías Piñeiro’s dazzling riff on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ that premiered in the Wavelengths Section of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. “Viola” will receive a limited theatrical rollout next year followed by a DVD/VOD and Non-Theatrical release.
Known for his loquacious characters, swirling cinematography and arabesque plotlines, Matías Piñeiro, barely thirty years of age, has already emerged as the Jacques Rivette of Argentina. Set in Buenos Aires, his newest film “Viola” follows a group of young actresses who are performing in a local production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” while slowly unraveling an intricate web of romantic intrigue and revelation.
The deal was negotiated by Ryan Krivoshey of The Cinema Guild with Matías Piñeiro.