It’s misguided to term the movie you’re about to watch as “Matías Piñeiro’s Viola” or, say, “Viola (Matías Piñeiro, Argentina)” He’s the guide of the movie, the writer-director, but he doesn’t own it. Once written, he gives it over to his actors, a regular ensemble of supremely gifted players mostly trained in theater, and collectively, they make the movie together. Viola, like everything they’ve made before, is a group project with no true author. The auteur theory itself is challenged here.
March 25, 2014