The End of the World

Pedro Pinho

Fiction / HD / 64' / 2013

A portrait of the daily lives of young people living in a new-built estate on the outskirts of Lisbon. School is a joke and there’s no work to be had anyway, so the girls try to have fun as best they can. New-girl Eva is very pretty but quiet. The others aren’t sure at first whether she’s arrogant or just shy. Iara and Eva head off to the beach with two boys. The lads turn a couple of abandoned shopping trolleys into racing chariots for them and the atmosphere begins to tingle. Later, they argue with the rest of the group. The other girls manage to get into a club that night but the boys don’t and must kick their heels outside. They’re bent on revenge. They meet up with Eva and go back to her place.
Made collectively with the help of a well-known young documentary filmmaker, The End of the World unspools its day-in-the-life observations in an incidental and unpredictable fashion with improvisations and open-ended storytelling creating authenticity. A piece of modern day cinéma vérité.

With Iara Teixeira, Eva Santos, Manuel Gomes, Indalécio Gomes Cinematography Vasco Viana, Pedro Pinho Sound João Gazua Editing Luísa Homem Colorist Andreia Bertini Sound Editing and Mix Tiago Matos Liner Producer Daniela Soares Producers Filipa Reis, Leonor Noivo


CO-PRODUCTION Vende-se Filmes


Photography Award (Vasco Viana) - Caminhos do Cinema Português '14
D. Quixote Award - Caminhos do Cinema Português '14


Internationale Filmfestpiele Berlin / Berlin International Film Festival - Generation Section - Nominated for best Feature Length Film, Germany '13
IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente de Lisboa, Portugal '13
Moscow International Film Festival, Russia '13
Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba, Brazil '13
Festroia International Film Festival, Portugal '13
FEST - New Directors New Films - Festival de Cinema de Espinho, Portugal '13
Festival Internacional de S. Petesburgo 2013, Russia '13
Festival do Rio - Rio Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil '13
Seoul International Youth Film Festival, South Korea '13
BorDocs - Tijuana Foro Documental, Mexico '13
Seattle Latino Film Festival, USA '13
Malba – Fundación Costantini – Museu de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina '13
Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal '14
DocSS - Festival Internazionale del Cinema Urbano, Italy '15
Inquietudo Film Festival, Austria '15
Frames Festival, Sweden '17
Nova Cinema, Bélgica'19
Zé dos Bois, Portugal'19