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7.0
/10
205 Ratings

Hermia & Helena

Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Argentina, United States, 2016
Comedy, Drama
  • English
  • English

Synopsis

Camila, a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York to attend an artistic residency to develop a Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Upon her arrival, she begins to receive a series of mysterious postcards.

Our take

Matías Piñeiro’s glorious Hermia & Helena intersects Shakespeare’s writing with the excitement of modern life. His first film in the U.S., this charming comedy captures the youthful zeal of New York, and plays creatively with form and time to craft an imaginative delight.

Hermia & Helena Directed by Matías Piñeiro
There are a few different potential films within Hermia & Helena — a Shakespeare adaptation, a tale of romantic relationships, a tale of family — but the totality proves a sunny and affable literary collage.
May 24, 2017
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Piñeiro’s quiet virtuosity, which binds the movie’s relentless energy to intimate discoveries, is giddily thrilling.
October 11, 2016
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Camila’s adventures are both amorous and personal, Rohmerian and Rivettean, as she hops between boyfriends and eventually, in a masterfully staged, deeply emotional encounter, meets her absent father (filmmaker Dan Sallitt, a revelation).
September 04, 2016
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