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Matías Piñeiro brings ‘Twelfth Night,’ sort of, to Buenos Aires

From left: María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, and Romina Paula in director Matías Piñeiro’s “Viola.”
From left: María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, and Romina Paula in director Matías Piñeiro’s “Viola.”Cinema Guild

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Currently the subject of a four-film series at the Museum of Fine Arts, the gifted young Argentine writer-director Matías Piñeiro really likes Shakespeare. Piñeiro’s 2010 short, “Rosalinda,” is about a group of actors rehearsing a production of “As You Like It.” In his 2012 not-quite-short, “Viola” (it’s an hour long), a Buenos Aires production of “Twelfth Night” is point of departure for a buoyant examination of love’s labor’s lost offstage.

One reason Piñeiro likes Shakespeare so much may be a mutual love of coincidence. The title character shares a name, of course, with the heroine of Shakespeare’s play.

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