Project Description

Matías Piñeiro

Portrait of Matías Piñeiro

FSC-Radcliffe Fellow 2011-12

Matías Piñeiro is a filmmaker and professor at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His first feature-length work, El hombre robado (The Stolen Man) (2007), won awards at the Jeonju International Film Festival and at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival. In 2009, his second feature, Todos mienten (They All Lie), premiered at BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival International de Cine Independiente), where it won two awards. It also won a prize at the Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine. In 2010, he was selected—along with James Benning and Denis Côté—to screen his third film, Rosalinda (Rosalind), at the 11th Jeonju Digital Project.

Piñeiro is currently working on The Shakespereads, an experimental fiction series that explores the theatrical world of the female roles in William Shakespeare’s comedies. At Radcliffe, he will research and write a film, Sarmiento, Translator, that will depict the influential Argentinean intellectual Domingo Faustino Sarmiento’s first excursions into the wild Tigre Delta from 1852 to 1855. The experimental film will delve into Sarmiento’s translation and rewriting of a Shakespearean comedy and study the possible relationship between the English poet and 19th-century Argentinean history.

Piñeiro earned a filmmaking degree from Universidad del Cine. His award-winning films have been screened around the world, including at Anthology Film Archives, Festival des 3 Continents, the Festival del film Locarno, the London Film Festival, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, the Museum of Modern Art, Rencontré Cinémas d’Amerique Latine de Toulouse, and the Viennale.