He Hated Pigeons

Director: Ingrid Veninger
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Running Time:

Screening Info:
Saturday, November 14
1:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Ingrid Veninger

Executive Producers:
Don Carmody, Paul Gammal, Julia Grant, Jamie Paul Rock

Dylan Macleod

Maureen Grant

Sound Design:
Jakob Thiesen

Pedro Fontaine, Cristobal Tapia Montt

Release Year:
Chile / Canada
A young man (Pedro Fontaine) is pushed to the borders of sexuality, sanity, and to the edge of the earth, where he must step into his future before the extremes of an immense and varied landscape. An icon on the Canadian indie scene, Director Ingrid Veninger delivers a visual feast in this slow-burning essay about love and loss. Shot entirely on location this summer in Chile, the film features stunning, expansive meditations on the landscape.

Veninger's feature "The Animal Project" hit the screen as a US Premier at the 2013 Cucalorus Film Festival. "He Hated Pigeons" will feature a Live Score performed by Canadian Flutist Roz McPhail, an alumni of the Cucalorus Residency program.


"A Hauntingly beautiful and surprisingly moving masterwork of personal loss and self-discovery." -Laurence Kardish

Director Bio:
Ingrid Veninger is a producer, director, actor, writer born in Bratislava, Slovakia. She immigrated to Canada with her parents in the 1970s and began acting in her early teens. The "DIY queen of Canadian filmmaking," she is a multitalented filmmaker. She began as an actress before producing award-winning dramas and documentaries, and then writing and directing her own shorts and features. Heralded by the Canadian Film Institute’s Tom McSorley as “one of Canada’s most dynamic, perceptive and prolific film talents,” she emerged by the early 2010s as a major force on the Canadian indie-film scene and the catalyst of a new wave of micro-budget productions.