Agenda Municipal / Movies The Metamorphosis of Birds

Thu 28 Oct
Cineclube de Joane programme

Casa das Artes - Small Auditorium | 21h45

Entry: 4 euros | Rating: M/12 | Duration: 100 min

Original title: A Metamorfose dos Pássaros (Portugal, 2020) | Director: Catarina Vasconcelos | Starring: Manuel Rosa, João Móra, Ana Vasconcelos, Zé Maria Rosa, Henrique Móra, Inês Melo Campos

Beatriz and Henrique married the day she turned 21. Henrique, a naval officer, spent long periods at sea. On land, Beatriz, who learnt everything from the verticality of plants, looked after the roots of her six children. The eldest son, Jacinto, is my father and dreamed of being a bird one day. One day, suddenly, Beatriz dies. My mother did not die suddenly, but died when I was 17. On that day, my father and I meet in the loss of mother and our relationship is no longer just that of father and daughter.

The Metamorphosis of Birds is a hybrid creative documentary directed by Catarina Vasconcelos that premiered at Berlin International Film Festival, and it was awarded the FIPRESCI Award for Best Film.

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