He Hated Pigeons

Synopsis

(80 min. 2015)

A slow-burning odyssey about love and loss featuring newcomer Pedro Fontaine in the title role of Elias, a young man who travels from the Northern Atacama Desert to the southern Patagonian edge of Chile on a cathartic journey of the spirit, and to fulfill the wish of his mysteriously deceased lover.

Every screening of HE HATED PIGEONS is presented with a uniquely improvised, ever-changing live score. Linked with the uncertainty of the protagonist’s journey, the audience is part of something which has its own intrinsic impermanence.

“Bringing to mind the dreamy road trip of Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man”. Spiro Economopoulos, Melbourne Queer Film Festival

“A one-off bespoke experience which blends cinema and performance.” Wendy Ide, Screen International at IFFR

“This film is a remarkable experience not soon forgotten.” Jason Gorber, Twitch Film

 

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Festivals

WINNER: Whistler Film Festival BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
CITATION: Montreal Image+Nation LGBTQ Film Festival SPECIAL JURY MENTION
OFFICIAL SELECTION Rotterdam International Film Festival w Live Score by Menalon
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival w Live Score by Rozalind MacPhail
FemCine Santiago Int’l Film Festival w Live Score by Laurent Apffel & Matias Mahns
Cucalorus Film Festival w Live Score by Rosalind MacPhail
Toronto Bloor Cinema w Live Score by Ohad Benchetrit and Justin Small
Whistler Film Festival w Live Score by Morning Show
Dawson City Yukon w Live Score by Matt Sarty, Susu Robin, Jimmy James
Available Light Film Festival w Live Score by Jordy Walker & Jesse Zubot
WIFT-Atlantic Film Festival w Live Score by Holly Arsenault
Melbourne Queer Film Festival w Live Score by Frankie Topaz
Ashland Independent Film Festival w Live Score by Rosalind MacPhail
RiverRun International Film Festival w Live Score by Erika Boys & Steven Stusek
Nashville Film Festival w Live Score by Adam Davis
Maryland Film Festival w Score by Ohad Benchetrit and Justin Small
phi Centre Montreal w Live Score by Artifice Palace
Female Eye Film Festival w Live Score by Jane Siberry
New York NewFest w Live Score by Rosalind MacPhail
Los Angeles OutFest w Live Score by Kayla Breit

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