O ORNITÓLOGO (PORTUGAL, FRANCE, BRAZIL)
Not suitable for children
Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks along a river in northern Portugal, when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest. But gradually, as he encounters unexpected and uncanny obstacles and people who put him to the test, Fernando is impelled to extreme actions. Little by little, he becomes a different man, inspired, multi-faceted and finally, totally enlightened.
Festivals: Locarno 2016 (competition), Toronto 2016, Busan 2016, Sitges 2016, Rotterdam 2017, Istanbul 2017
Awards: Best Director - Locarno 2016, Golden Tulip - Istanbul 2017
World Sales: Films Boutique - Köpenicker Strasse 184, 10997 Berlin, Germany
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