Île aux oiseaux

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L' Île aux oiseaux

Bird Island

Maya Kosa, Sergio da Costa
CH, 2019
Features, 60min, OmeU

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L' Île aux oiseaux

Maya Kosa, Sergio da Costa
CH, 2019
Features, 60min, OmeU

Sat
02
Nov
16:30
Urania
Sun
03
Nov
20:30
Metro, Eric Pleskow Saal
Cast: 
Antonin Ivanidze
Paul Sauteur
Emilie Bréthaut
Sandrine Bierna
Screenplay: 
Maya Kosa
Sergio da Costa
Sound: 
Xavier Lavorel
Camera: 
Sergio da Costa
Editor: 
Gabriel Gonzalez
Maya Kosa
Sergio da Costa

Production: 
Close Up Films
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
World Sales: 
Close Up Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

Filmmakers Sergio da Costa and Maya Kosa garnered attention for their debut feature RIO CORGO and are now back with their new film L’ÎLE AUX OISEAUX, a melancholic parable of salvation and a portrait of our times. After a long period of isolation, Antonin, a young man suffering from persistent exhaustion, rediscovers the world at a rehabilitation center for birds. In this strange place, wounded birds and troubled souls cohabit, lulled by the ubiquitous sounds of airplanes. Brilliantly built on a mix of documentary and fiction, the film is entirely set at a bird shelter and keeps the number of characters to a minimum to focus on non-actor Antonin Ivanidze, who was brought to the film to play the main character. The duo craft a journey via his singular physical appearance but also through his thoughts and voiceover. Presenting day-to-day situations, often accompanied by the use of religious classical music, the film creates a mirroring concept and unfolds into an elegant and enigmatic story of solitude that embraces a certain feeling to film a world disappearing. (Gustavo Beck)

In the presence of Maya Kosa und Sergio da Costa.

Maya Kosa: L’INGÉNIEUR ET LA PROTHÉSISTE (2010, K), AUX BAINS DE LA REINE (2012, K), RIO CORGO (2015, Ko-Regie), ANTÃO, O INVISÍVEL (2017, Ko-Regie)

Sergio da Costa: ENTRETIEN AVEC ALMIRO VILAR DA COSTA (2009, K), SNACK-BAR AQUÁRIO (2010, K), AUX BAINS DE LA REINE (2012, K), RIO CORGO (2015, Ko-Regie), ANTÃO, O INVISÍVEL (2017, Ko-Regie)