O Ornitólogo / The Ornithologist

A film by João Pedro Rodrigues

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

This film is co-presented with OUTsider

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O Ornitólogo


Portugal/France/Brazil, Surreal Drama, 2016
117 min, Color
Portuguese, Mandarin, Latin with English subtitles

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.

Texas Premiere


About the director

João Pedro RodriguesJoão Pedro Rodrigues was born in Lisbon. In 2000 he directed his first fiction feature, PHANTOM, which screened in the 57th Venice Festival’s Official Competition. In 2005, ODETE won several awards including a Cinémas de Recherche Special Mention at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. His feature project TO DIE LIKE A MAN was selected in 2007 by Cinéfondation for L’Atelier in Cannes and was released in 2009. Both TO DIE LIKE A MAN and THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO (2012) screened with CLAIFF.



Producer: João Figueiras, Diogo Varela Silva
Production Companies: Blackmaria
Screenwriter: João Pedro Rodrigues
Cinematographer: Rui Poças
Editor: Raphaël Lefèvre
Sound Design: Nuno Carvalho, Martin Delzescaux
Music: Severine Ballon
Cast: Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues

Print Source: Nathan Faustyn – Strand Releasing, strand@strandreleasing.com