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9th
International Competition
The Stolen Man
Director_ Matías PIÑEIRO
Argentina 2007 90min HD b&w feature Fiction
Review

This film is a story about five young people. Mercedes, who works at the Larreta Museum; Leticia, Mercedes, best friend; Landro, Mercedes´ boyfriend; Andre, Leticia´s boyfriend; and Clara, Andre´s ex-girlfriend. These five people busily move about the streets of Argentina, the museum, the graveyard of old philosophers, and the garden as they untie their intertwined relationships. Each chapter of the film moves along with the chapter of the book read by Mercedes and written by Argentina´s ex-president and philosopher Sarmiento. They seem to be well versed in classic literature, but despite such expectations, the museum and the college surroundings do not provide them with serious insights. Even though they constantly quote books and lines from plays, they ridicule the classics They work there only because of their material desires, and they use these places as backgrounds for their romantic settings, and they also steal from these places. The black and white screen that goes back and forth the spaces, in which old famous people are remembered, are filled with mixtures of everyday conversation and literary phrases which are shared by the young people. In these spaces, as these characters constantly eat and deceive each other, they appear to be quite fragmented and ferocious as well as frivolous. It seems that the young director Matias Pineiro, born in 1982, has successfully managed to depict the reality of young Argentines who are on transition between the modern and the post-modern.

CREDIT
  • DirectorMatias Pineiro
  • ScreenplayMatias Pineiro
  • ProducerPablo Chernov
  • CinematographyFernando Lockett
  • Art DirectorMarina Califano
  • EditorAlejo Moguillansky
  • SoundDaniela Ale, Hernan Hevia
CastMaria Villar, Romina Paula, Julia Martinez Rubio
DIRECTOR
Matías PIÑEIRO
Born in 1982, Buenos Aires, Argentina. A year after completing his degree at the city’s Universidad del Cine, he made his debut feature film, El hombre robado. He has spent the last decade working on The Shakespeareads, a series of films focusing on Shakespeare’s female characters. He also teaches film at the Pratt Institute in New York, at Le Fresnoy in France and the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastián as well as being curator of the Punto de Vista Film Festival in Pamplona.
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