Argentina | 2020 | DCP | Color | 78 min | Matías Piñeiro
SUNDAY 4 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 3 | 19:30 HRS. | 80 MIN.
THURSDAY 8 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 20:00 HRS. | 80 MIN.
Director: Matías Piñeiro
Screenplay: Matías Piñeiro
Producer: Melanie Schapiro
Cinematography: Fernando Lockett
Editing: Sebastián Schjaer
Sound: Mercedes Tennina
Music: Gabi Saidón
Production Company: Trapecio Cine
Cast: María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Pablo Sigal
Isabella is the fifth installment of “Las Shakespeareads” series, which elaborates contemporary fictions about the female roles in William Shakespeare’s comedies. On this occasion, Mariel is an actress from Buenos Aires who, over two years of auditions, tries to obtain the role of Isabella, the heroine of the problem play Measure By Measure, without any success. On the crossroad between frustration and the idea of success, Mariel meets again and once again with Luciana, a former theater companion who acts as a kind of bright shadow, a destiny she can’t avoid, that enlightens but also blinds her at the same time. Isabella unfolds like a kaleidoscopic puzzle about the difficulty of accurately
defining the color of our decisions.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1982. He lives in New York, USA. A writer and director, Matías Piñeiro has been developing for the last ten years a series of films based on the female roles in William Shakespeare’s comedies called “Las Shakespeareads”. He is also a film professor and a film programmer.
70º Berlinale – Jury Special Mention 2020, Germany
Jeonju Film Festival – Official Selection 2020, South Korea
Indie Lisboa – Official Selection 2020, Portugal
La Roche Sur Yon International Film Festival – Official Selection 2020, France
NYFF – Official Selection 2020, USA