“Hopper Stories” is a unique series of eight short fiction films inspired by Edward Hopper’s masterpieces. The list of paintings includes “Nighthawks”, “A Woman in the Sun”, “Conference at Night”, “First Row Orchestra” and others.
The idea of the series was to ask directors to choose the Edward Hopper painting that most intrigued them, and to make a short film out of it. The directors are either well known — such as Mathieu Amalric in France (Best Director Award, Cannes Film Festival), amazing documentarist Sophie Fiennes in the UK, and Hannes Stöhr in Germany — or soon to be, such as Martin de Thurah, the new ultra-trendy Danish director.
The casts include Harry Potter girl Clemence Poesy as Hopper’s “Woman in the Sun”, Michael Stuhlbarg (“Hugo Cabret”) as Edward Hopper, and US documentarist Frederick Wiseman who is Edward Hopper’s voice in Mathieu Amalric’s film.
The series has toured in film festivals around the world and acknowledges the ongoing fascination of modern filmmakers for Hopper’s work.