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Pedro Peirano is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Chilien born on 25 december 1972 at Santiago (Chili)

Pedro Peirano

Pedro Peirano
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Nationality Chili
Birth 25 december 1972 (45 years) at Santiago (Chili)

Pedro Peirano (Santiago, 25 December 1972) is an award-winning Chilean director, screenwriter, journalist, cartoonist and television producer. He wrote the film No (script developed from a theatrical monologue written by Antonio Skármeta), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in January 2013.

Biography

Peirano was born on December 25 and as a result, as a child, he claims to have believed he had the same powers as Jesus. He studied at Los Sagrados Corazones school in Santiago, where he edited the student publication El Vikingo (The Viking) from 1989 to 1990. He then studied journalism at the University of Chile where he met Álvaro Díaz, who would later become his partner in creating the TV production company Aplaplac.

Among Peirano’s earliest professional works were the TV series Plan Z (1997), which he co-wrote, and El Factor Humano (The Human Factor, 1998), which he co-directed with former classmate Álvaro Díaz. Both shows were social satires exploiting absurd humour and political incorrectness, though Plan Z used a comedy sketch show format while El Factor Humano took the form of a journalistic documentary series. El Factor Humano won an Altazor national art prize in 2000.

In 2000, Peirano published the first editions of the popular and enduring comic strip “Chancho Cero” (Zero Pig), which appeared in the children’s magazine of the prestigious Chilean national newspaper El Mercurio. In 2002, Peirano published a compilation book of the strip, which was later re-edited and re-released in 2006.

Peirano teamed up with Álvaro Díaz again in 2002 to create the TV production company Aplaplac. One of their first projects was the successful satirical puppet show 31 Minutos (31 Minutes), launched in 2003 on Chile’s national TV channel TVN. The show was so popular that it was turned into a movie, 31 Minutos, La Película, in 2008 and won Altazor awards for both directing and writing in 2004.

Pedro has achieved international recognition as the co-writer of the successful films The Maid (2009), with Sebastián Silva, and No (2012). Peirano resumed his successful partnership with The Maid's Sebastián Silva in 2011 to co-write and co-direct Gatos Viejos (Old Cats). No, which dealt with the Chilean national plebiscite of 1988, has been nominated for Best Foreign Film in the 85th Academy Awards. Peirano also co-wrote the film Joven y Alocada (Young and Wild, 2012) which won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award at the 2012 Sundance Festival.

In 2012, Peirano released the graphic novel El Club de los Juguetes Perdidos (The Lost Toys Club).

Best films

No (2012)
(Scriptwriter)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Pedro Peirano (5 films)

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Actor

No
No (2012)
, 1h57
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Théâtre, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships, Films based on plays
Actors Gael García Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Néstor Cantillana, Richard Dreyfuss, Alfredo Castro, Marcial Tagle
Roles Joven Comando No
Rating73% 3.698673.698673.698673.698673.69867
After fifteen years of military dictatorship but facing considerable international pressure, the public of Chile is asked by the government to vote in the national plebiscite of 1988 on whether General Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years or whether there should be an open democratic presidential election the next year.
31 minutos, la película
Directed by Pedro Peirano
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Actors Pedro Peirano, Alejandra Dueñas, Catalina Saavedra, Sebastián Silva
Roles Tulio Triviño Tufillo (voice)
Rating67% 3.389843.389843.389843.389843.38984

Director

Gatos Viejos, 1h29
Directed by Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Silva
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Vieillesse, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Claudia Celedón, Catalina Saavedra, Alicia Rodríguez, Andrea García-Huidobro
Rating68% 3.439673.439673.439673.439673.43967
Santiago du Chili. Isadora (Bélgica Castro) et Enrique (Alejandro Svieveking), deux retraités, vivent leurs derniers jours dans leur bel appartement, entourés de magnifiques bibelots, de tableaux, de livres et de deux vieux chats. Une nouvelle panne d'ascenseur perturbe pourtant le cours de leur existence, déjà contrariée par les signes d'une affection dégénérative qui frappe Isadora. Toutefois, l'appel téléphonique de sa fille Rosario (Claudia Celedón), revenue du Pérou avec une nouvelle compagne, Béatriz (Catalina Saavedra), suscite de bien plus grandes inquiétudes. Cocaïnomane, Rosario, sous des prétextes futiles - la vente de savonnettes naturelles - cherche, en réalité, à déloger sa mère, au moyen d'un contrat dûment rédigé.

Scriptwriter

No
No (2012)
, 1h57
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Théâtre, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships, Films based on plays
Actors Gael García Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Néstor Cantillana, Richard Dreyfuss, Alfredo Castro, Marcial Tagle
Rating73% 3.698673.698673.698673.698673.69867
After fifteen years of military dictatorship but facing considerable international pressure, the public of Chile is asked by the government to vote in the national plebiscite of 1988 on whether General Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years or whether there should be an open democratic presidential election the next year.
Young and Wild, 1h36
Directed by Marialy Rivas
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Alicia Rodríguez, Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, Pablo Krögh, Andrea García-Huidobro, Catalina Saavedra
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.04713.04713.04713.04713.0471
Daniela is a 17-year-old girl who lives in Santiago, Chile. Despite her family's deeply held Protestant beliefs, she eagerly explores her sexuality, through both casual sex and a blog, Young and Wild. The blog serves as a place where she questions her church's teachings and documents her sexual adventures, including her first experiences with masturbation, oral sex, and anal sex. As her blog becomes more popular, it attracts comments from people who range from supportive to gossipy to outright propositioning her for sex.
Gatos Viejos, 1h29
Directed by Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Silva
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Vieillesse, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Claudia Celedón, Catalina Saavedra, Alicia Rodríguez, Andrea García-Huidobro
Rating68% 3.439673.439673.439673.439673.43967
Santiago du Chili. Isadora (Bélgica Castro) et Enrique (Alejandro Svieveking), deux retraités, vivent leurs derniers jours dans leur bel appartement, entourés de magnifiques bibelots, de tableaux, de livres et de deux vieux chats. Une nouvelle panne d'ascenseur perturbe pourtant le cours de leur existence, déjà contrariée par les signes d'une affection dégénérative qui frappe Isadora. Toutefois, l'appel téléphonique de sa fille Rosario (Claudia Celedón), revenue du Pérou avec une nouvelle compagne, Béatriz (Catalina Saavedra), suscite de bien plus grandes inquiétudes. Cocaïnomane, Rosario, sous des prétextes futiles - la vente de savonnettes naturelles - cherche, en réalité, à déloger sa mère, au moyen d'un contrat dûment rédigé.
The Maid
The Maid (2009)
, 1h35
Directed by Sebastián Silva
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Catalina Saavedra, Ana Reeves, Claudia Celedón, Delfina Guzmán, Mariana Loyola, Andrea García-Huidobro
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.647383.647383.647383.647383.64738
C'est l'anniversaire de Raquel, 41 ans, bonne fidèle depuis vingt-trois ans chez la famille Valdes, une famille bourgeoise de Santiago du Chili. Elle a trop de travail et elle est malade, mais elle ne supporte pas la possibilité de partager son travail avec une quelconque autre bonne. Un jour, un accident va se révéler source de changement important...