MVIFF 2017: THE ORNITHOLOGIST (O Ornitólogo)

, , | 2016 | 117 minutes | |
directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Saturday September 09, 2017


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for endangered black storks along a remote river in northern Portugal when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrim girls on their way to Santiago de Compostela, he plunges into a dark, eerie forest, trying to get back on track. But as he encounters unexpected and uncanny obstacles and people who put him to the test, Fernando is driven to extreme, transformative actions. Gradually he becomes a different man: inspired, multifaceted, and finally enlightened.

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"Delightful and narratively adventurous... I can't wait to see it again." -- The New York Times 

"If nothing else, the film reminds one of how strange and beautiful existence can be.”--Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

“The film has a remarkable patience and beauty, taking the time to live in its offbeat, unsettling moments.”--Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

Won--Best Film, Black Movie Festival
Won--Special Honorable Mention, Denver International Film Festival

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