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Hermia and Helena plays October 9, 11 and 16 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. The film is currently without US distribution. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. The opening moments of Matías Piñeiro’s sprightly Hermia and Helena quietly declare the film’s interest in duplicity and obfuscation. From a floral dissolve to a pan across an apartment terrace, soccer field, park, and street, our attention is constantly...
Film festivals are what you make of them. Well, most of the time anyway. But it’s especially the case with a behemoth like the Toronto International Film Festival. With its 41st edition just concluded, TIFF is comfortably coasting into middle age, perhaps a bit too content to view itself as the center of gravity for the film world. With more than 400 films screening across 11 days, it’s by far North America’s biggest...
Matías Piñeiro's Princess of France played at the 52nd New York Film Festival on Sunday and Monday. Cinema Guild will release the film theatrically. Princess Of France kicks off with a long, dazzlingly choreographed single take of a nocturnal soccer game, as graphic an illustration of the moment’s particulate matter as it is a foreshadowing of the movie’s borderline-oppressive formalism. (That the scrimmage is itself a prelude to the first dialogue scene—a rehearsal for a...

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