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The always interesting and exciting Argentinean cinema has been known for its very gritty realism and tight grip on the country's social and economic issues. Filmmakers like Fabián Bielinsky, Juan José Campanella and Lucía Puenzo lead with polished, socially invested productions. And then there's Lucrecia Martel and Matías Piñeiro, members of a group of young filmmakers who comprise an Argentinean New Wave of some kind and couldn't care less about mainstream drama where tragedy occurs and people learn and tears are shed. They seem to be more interesting in twisting narrative forms and playing around - which is the way anything remotely original tends to happen, really. Piñeiro's Viola is a very strange, puzzling film about women, love and... actresses, I suppose. Clearly an independent...

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