O Ornitólogo

de João Pedro Rodrigues


Fernando is an ornithologist who gets trapped by a river’s current, and is rescued by a peculiar couple of Chinese pilgrims with a taste for bondage. This will be the first of the strange encounters experienced by the hero of this sui generis reinterpretation of the life and times of Saint Anthony of Padua, celebrated as one of the highlights of this season’s auteur cinema.


João Pedro Rodrigues

His debut, O Fantasma (00), announced that we were dealing with one of the most ground-breaking filmmakers in Portugal, an impression confirmed in films like To Die Like a Man (09) or The Last Time I Saw Macao (12).

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PORTUGAL / FRANCE / BRASIL, 2016DirectorJoão Pedro Rodrigues

ProducersJoão Figueiras, Diogo Varela Silva, Vincent Wang, Antoine Barraud, Gustavo Ángel, Alex García, Maria Fernanda Scardino

ScreenplayJoão Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata

CinematographyRui Poças

WithPaul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao

Edition: 2016
Section: Seven Chances
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