Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1982). He wrote and directed the films “The Stolen Man” (2007), “They All Lie” (2009), “Rosalinda” (2010), “Viola” (2012), “The Princess of France” (2014), “Hermia & Helena” (2016) “Isabella” (2020), and, with Lois Patiño, “Sycorax” (2021). For more than ten years, Matías Piñeiro has engaged with the same group of actors and artists, building a cinematographic family that allows him to work in joy and unity in each of their projects. His last five films are part of an ongoing series called The Shakespeareads focused on the female roles in William Shakespeare’s comedies.
His films have been screened in film festivals such as Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, among others, and in museums such as Centre George Pompidou (Paris, France), Tate Modern (London, UK), Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain), MoMA (New York, USA), Museum of Moving Image (New York, USA), Malba (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Retrospectives of his works have taken place in Jeu de Paume-Musée du Louvre (Paris, France), Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, USA), Cineteca Nacional (Mexico City, Mexico), Arsenal Kino (Berlin, Germany), Filmoteca Española (Madrid, Spain), Harvard Film Archives (Cambridge, USA), Cinematek (Brussels, Belgium), Athené Francais (Tokyo, Japan), among others. He teaches filmmaking at Pratt Institute (New York – USA), Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoin, France) and Elías Querejeta Zine Escola (San Sebastian, Spain).