Hope – dir. Pedro Pires, 2011 – PREMIERE

date: 02/08/2012 time: 21:00 place: The Silver Star Cinema film program: in the short run artistic program: films

CA | 2011 | 11 min
reż|dir Pedro Pires prod|pro Phoebe Greenberg, Penny Mancuso scen|wr Pedro Pires zdj|ph Pedro Pires muz|mus Robert Marcel Lepage mon|ed Aube Foglia, Pedro Pires ob|cast Bill Croft, Lucas Silveira, Vincent d’Arbouze, Catherine Lipscombe dys|dis Phoebe Greenberg, Penny Mancuso


Based on “Jimmy, créature de rêve” by Canadian author Marie Brassard. Kept in a surreal and dreamlike convention, the film depicts the cruelty of war as seen through the eyes of a dying General. The stream of consciousness flowing through a mind accustomed to seeing life as a battlefield mixes disturbing images of violence, brutality, death, and surprising hope. Pires’ film astounds with its visual fulness and a perfect construction of dramatic suspense using pictures alone.

2011 Paris International Fantastic Film Festival – Best Short Film Award
2012 Transilvania International Film Festival – Best Film (Shadows Shorts Competition)

Pedro Pires (1969)
Director, scriptwriter, author of special effects; he comes from Portugal, lives and works in Quebec, Canada. He studied fine arts at the Laval University and computer graphics at the National Animation and Design Centre in Montreal. Founded the “Pedro Pires Inc.” film production company (2007). His directing debut, the short film “Danse Macabre” (2009), is the voice of a mature artist, and placed him among the most promising and original Canadian artists.