A year after his father's death in Mexico, Victor returns to Buenos Aires with a twofold mission. On the one hand, he brings with him a new project for his former theater company; on the ... See full summary »
Julián Larquier Tellarini,
Alessio Rigo de Righi
Hermia & Helena is a film of dead ends and new beginnings, navigating different hemispheres and languages with amorous detours, where the written words of Shakespeare clash with the entanglements of modern, digital life.
Mariel wants to play Isabella in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure". Luciana, who is also an actress, helps her rehearse the part. But during the audition, Mariel realizes that Luciana is trying out for the same role.
I watched this as part of the Internationl Film Festival in Berlin. With a running time just over an hour it was a good film to fill in between other slots/movies I wanted to watch. The film does concentrate on relationships and plays a bit like a documentary. It obviously isn't, though I did not research where the idea came from.
Life imitating art or is it the other way around? Whatever the case, the cast has fun playing the roles they are given and the dialog matches their enthusiasm. It never gets too deep into things, but I don't consider that a bad thing. Not a lot of people will watch this I reckon, but if you get a chance and like relationship dramas, give it a try
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