The Princess of France

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    The Princess of France

    La Princesa de Francia

    Directed by

    Argentina

    2014

    66 min

    • Spanish

    Drama, Romance

    A year after his father’s death, Victor returns to Buenos Aires in order to reconquer the life he was forced to abandon. He brings a new project with him for his former theater company: a radio-play of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, a play they had all worked on together before he left. Waiting for him to start rehearsing are five actresses who know him all too well: his girlfriend, Paula, who swore him faithfullness; Ana, his lover, who doubts his love; his ex, Natalia, who believes he still loves her; her friend, Lorena, who hopes he will make a move on her; and Carla, a total stranger, who could be his next true love. Abandoning his part in the “Princess of France,” Victor doesn’t know that time to work will soon become a time to think again about lost loves.

    Awards

    • RivieraLab Award/ Work in Progress - Riviera Maya FF
    • Best Film, Special Mention FEISAL (National Competition) - BAFICI

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Julián Larquier Tellarini
    Agustina Muñoz
    Alessio Rigo de Righi
    María Villar
    Romina Paula
    Laura Paredes
    Elisa Carricajo
    Gabi Saidón
    Pablo Sigal
    Julián Tello
    Juan Chacón
    Cinematography
    Fernando Lockett
    Editing
    Sebastián Schjaer
    Music
    Julián Tello
    Juan Chacón
    Julián Larquier Tellarini
    Production
    TRAPECIO CINE

    Press

    Shakespeare's plays take on a unique identity in Matias Piñero's hands.

    Eric Kohn, Indiewire

    Matías Piñeiro

    Matías Piñeiro

    Argentina

    From film to film I realize more and more that what counts for me in film-making is the chance of being together with a group of people that I love and admire, all concentrated on one same quest: a film, which becomes then, a documentation of that gathering, no matter how much fiction we put into it.

    Born in Argentina in 1982, Matías Piñeiro studies at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, where he taught filmmaking and film history. He also worked as a programmer of the Film Society. In 2011, he moved to the USA to undertake the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree at New York University. In 2006 he was one of eleven directors in the collective feature REGARDING BUENOS AIRES. His feature films include THE STOLEN MAN (2007), THEY ALL LIE (2009), ROSALINDA (2011), VIOLA (2012) and THE PRINCESS OF FRANCE (2014). Matías Piñeiro lives between New York and Buenos Aires. HERMIA & HELENA (2016) is his first English-speaking film. It premiered in the International Competition at FF Locarno.

    Selected Filmography