Matías Piñeiro’s latest project will be headed to theaters in North America.
Cinema Guild has acquired North American distribution rights to the 38-year-old filmmaker’s Isabella, which won a special jury mention in the Encounters section at the 70th Berlinale earlier this year.
Cinema Guild is planning a 2021 theatrical release for the film.
Isabella follows Mariel (María Villar) who wants to play the role of Isabella in a local theater troupe’s production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, but money problems prevent her from preparing for the audition. She thinks of asking her brother for financial help, but is worried about being too direct. Her solution is to ask her brother’s girlfriend, Luciana (Agustina Muñoz), also an actress and a more self-assured one, to convince her brother to give her the money. Luciana agrees on the condition that Mariel will not abandon her acting and continue to prepare for the part of Isabella.
“We can’t wait for audiences to be enchanted by Matías’ latest,” said Cinema Guild president Peter Kelly. “Isabella is a film of wonders that reveals more with each viewing.”