L' Île aux oiseaux

Bird Island
Maya Kosa, Sergio da Costa
CH 2019
60 min

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.

  • Antonin Ivanidze
  • Paul Sauteur
  • Emilie Bréthaut
  • Sandrine Bierna
  • Maya Kosa
  • Sergio da Costa
  • Sergio da Costa
  • Xavier Lavorel
  • Gabriel Gonzalez
  • Maya Kosa
  • Sergio da Costa
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