The Stolen Man - DIRECTOR IN PERSON!
May 13, 2012
Directed by Matías Piñeiro. With Ana Cambre, Francisco García Faure,
Daniel Gilman Calderón
Argentina 2007, 35mm, b/w, 90 min. Spanish with English subtitles
Piñero’s sparkling debut film breathlessly follows a clever, capricious young woman as she carefully interweaves friends and lovers into an intricate web of secretive yet often unexpectedly compassionate games. Together with her best friend and fellow tour guide at a rival Buenos Aires historical museum, Piñero’s headstrong heroine attempts to tame the unpredictable course of her heart, eccentrically drawing inspiration from Sarmiento’s magnum opus, Facundo. With its grainy 16mm black-and-white cinematography, its political sub- and super-texts and its compelling portrait of impetuous youth, The Stolen Man recalls the alternately sober and sprightly nouvelle vague of Jean Eustache and Jacques Rivette.