The Ornithologist

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 4:45 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 9:55 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
LGBTQ Currents
Tags:Drama
Adventure
LGBTQ
Mystery
Nature
Experimental/Avant-garde
Religion
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2016
Runtime:117 min
Festivals & Awards:Krzystof Kieslowski Award - Denver International Film Festival 2016
Best Director - Locarno International Film Festival 2016
Country/Region:Portugal
France
Brazil
Language:Portuguese
English
Mandarin
Mirandese
Latin
Print Source:Strand Releasing
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYLjwev_2U&t=2s
Cast/Crew
Director:João Pedro Rodrigues
Producer:Antonie Barraud
Jo‹o Figueiras
Gustavo Angel Olaya
Diogo Varela Silva
Vincent Wang
Cinematographer:Rui Poças
Screenwriter:João Pedro Rodrigues
João Rui Guerra da Mata
Editor:Raphaël Lefèvre
Principal Cast:Paul Harny
Xelo Cagiao
João Pedro Rodrigues
Han Wen
Chan Suan
Juliane Elting
Flora Bulcao
Isabelle Puntel
Alexandre Alverca
AndrŽ Freitas
David Silva Pereria
Gil Mendes Da Silva
Miguel ångelo Marujo
Nuno Santos
Ricardo Jorge
Filmography:O Fantasma ('00)
To Die Like a Man ('09)
The Last Time I Saw Macao ('12)

Description

”There are certain things we shouldn’t try to understand.” This is the observation of Fernando, the ornithologist of the title, who seeks only to drift down a river observing birds and carry on with his work. When a swift current capsizes his kayak, Fernando finds himself wandering on foot. On the shore of this increasingly mysterious river, he encounters one bizarre incident after another, from a pair of Chinese pilgrims hiding a dangerous secret, to a fleeting gay romance, to a Hitchcockian confrontation with his avian friend, finally culminating in our hero transforming into a historical figure from the distant, distant past. A film unlike anything you will see this year, The Ornithologist is João Pedro Rodrigues’ fifth feature film, a stunning tour-de-force that will leave you perplexed and moved. “Mind-blowing in the best possible way.” - Indiewire


Director’s Biography

João Pedro Rodrigues: João Pedro Rodrigues was born in Lisbon in 1966 and educated there at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He has directed numerous shorts and documentaries, and his features include O Fantasma ('00), Two Drifters ('05) which was screened at Cannes, To Die Like a Man ('09), and The Last Time I Saw Macao ('12).


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