After eight years in a correctional school, Spira returns to Reboleira, a slum which is being demolished in the Lisbon suburbs. While he goes back to his friends and family, Kikas, one of the neighbourhood’s old drug dealers, makes it clear that he is not welcome.
Born in 1985 in Morges, Switzerland, he directed several self-produced short films before joining Thera Production in 2008, then directed À côté (2009). 2008-12 Attends HEADGenève (Haute école d’art et de design – Genève). In 2009, he moved to the Reboleira district of Lisbon, where he directed Sunfish and Os Vivos Tambem Choram (Directors’ Fortnight 2011 and 2012). 2012 BA in Cinema from HEAD-Genève. Since 2013 lecturer in film at HEAD-Genève. In 2013, he completed his first feature film After the Night (Directors’ Fortnight 2013). His next film was Black Cloud (2014), followed by his second feature The End of the World.
Thursday 24: Zorrilla Theater, 11.30 am
Friday 25: Zorrilla Theater, 4.30 pm