Games People Play: the cinema of Matias Piñeiro
Matías Piñeiro (Buenos Aires, 1982) doesn’t try to hide what influences him artistically, but at the same time he makes sure that the sum is bigger than the parts – his microbudget films are anything but simple pastiche or homage. This symposium proposes to delve into those influences and how they shape Piñeiro’s layered cinema, starting with an examination of his affinity with Eric Rohmer’s sense of narrative and spatial architecture, and with Jacques Rivette’s penchant for games and mysteries, via his adaptation or re-interpretation of various comedies by William Shakespeare and his position within the New Argentine Cinema, to a talk with the director himself on his observational style and mix of both classical and modernist narrative strategies.
A unique opportunity to meet one of the most promising young filmmakers active today and to discover an oeuvre that received international recognition but has not been presented to the Belgian public before.
All talks will be held in English.
General admission is 10€, students only pay 5€.
This symposium is organised by Cinea and held on the occasion of the retrospective and carte blanche, organized by Cinematek and Courtisane, in collaboration with Le Jeu de Paume, Cinea, Research Center for Visual Poetics of the University of Antwerp & the Embassy of Argentina in Belgium. More info: www.cinea.be and www.cinematek.be.