Matías Piñeiro – Todos mienten AKA They All Lie (2009)


A group of girls and boys in their twenties settle in a country house that seems completely isolated from civilization. One of them writes a novel while the others try to become a gang and prepare a robbery; some fall in love, or seem to be, or believe (or say) they are in love. But these two, three, ten plot lines unfold from what the characters hide or just don’t know, connecting the writing of the novel and the forming of the gang, and the past of two of the characters with that of the house, and of those who perhaps were the two most bitter enemies of nineteenth century Argentine history… With a sense of humor and play that is both the character’s and the film’s, Todos mienten superimposes plot lines as if it were a tapestry from which a part is constantly hidden, revealing it later and changing its meaning, by means of a complot of specialists in pretense that asks the audience to become an accomplice. Brilliant, vital, with an extraordinary depuration and economy of film resources that makes systematic long takes not seem like a prison, but the result of a necessity, Todos mienten is the joy of cinema in its purest form. –BAFICI Continue reading

Matias Piñeiro – El hombre robado aka The stolen man (2007)


This is the first movie of Argentinian director Matias Piñeiro who won lot of festivals and was reviewed in Cahier du cinema.


In the sentimental fantasy that love is mixed with, work with reading, writing and reading with writing the love and all together and separate from and at times all the time, in its way, with Theft: Fraud, theft, fraud and plagiarism.
The book in the Army Campaign Grande Domingo Faustino Sarmiento is the armor key to this story which is organized around Mercedes Montt, argentina young guide who works at the Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta, but it occupies his spare time in the passionate reading of the text sarmientino applied to a liberal sentimental life and work of those around her: her partner, Leandro Lopéz Jordan, his girlfriend, Leticia Lamadrid, the boyfriend of her friend, Andres Rademil and suspected friend of the groom friend, Clara Virasoro. Continue reading