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Miami Premiere Engagement! "Cinephile's Choice" THE ORNITHOLOGIST by João Pedro Rodrigues

  • 07 Jul 2017
  • 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
  • 53

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FRI, JULY 07, 9p:

“Cinephile’s Choice”

Miami Premiere Engagement!

THE ORNITHOLOGIST

(O Omitólogo)

Directed by JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES/Portugal/2017/1hr, 57mins.

With Paul Hamy, Alexandre Alverca, Andre Freitas, Chan Suan


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.

(in Portuguese, Mandarin and Latin with English subtitles)


OFFICIAL SELECTION: Locarno, New York, Toronto Int. Film Festivals

“MIND BLOWING IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY!...Those willing to embrace its puzzling ingredients will find a rewarding solution: further confirmation of a genuine film artist”-Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“DELICIOUSLY SUBVERSIVE AND GENUINELY FUNNY!”-Jay Weissberg, Variety

“This is the kind of take-no-prisoners art house fare that advances and deepens the understanding of a singular director's work as a whole"-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter




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