The Ornithologist

João Pedro Rodrigues

This film freely inspired by the life of Saint Anthony of Padua connects mysticism and homoerotics. It follows the spiritual transformation of Fernando—an ornithologist who observes rare bird species in the remote areas of Portugal—when he is swept away by the rapids on his kayak. Since then, Fernando wanders through a dark forest, where strange things happen. However, all the obstacles he encounters challenge him to become a different, enlightened man—Anton.


PT/FR/BR, 2016, 118 min.; pt, en, mand / en sub / cz tit


Director:

João Pedro Rodrigues

Screenplay:

Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata

Camera:

Rui Poças

editor:

Raphaël Lefèvre

Music:

Séverine Ballon

Actors:

Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues

Partner:

Films Boutique