The Ornithologist
João Pedro Rodrigues
Fiction : 117' / Ecosex

Fernando, an ornithologist, kayaks down a river in the hope of spotting rare specimens of black storks. Absorbed by the majesty of the landscape, he lets himself be surprised by the rapids and sinks, unconscious, floating in his own blood.


Saison France
April 28 | 21h30 | Cinémathèque de Nice
April 30 | 14h00 | Cinémathèque de Nice

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Year: 2016

Country: Portugal, France, Brazil

Language: portuguese

Subtitles: french

With: Paul Hamy, João Pedro Rodrigues, Han Wen, Chan Suan, Xelo Cagiao, Juliane Elting

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João Pedro Rodrigues


João Pedro Rodrigues started by studying Biology with the aim of becoming an ornithologist, before dedicating himself to Film Studies at Escola Superior de Cinema de Lisboa, where he graduated. His work is dedicated to the exploration of human desire, in all its aspects and forms, reflecting the diversity of cinema history, from classic fiction to documentary and experimental. His films have been screened and awarded at major international festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, and Berlin.


Photo: Diego Sánchez



2017 - Où en êtes-vous, João Pedro Rodrigues? (Short Documentary)

2016 - O Ornitólogo (Feature Film)

2012 - O Corpo de Afonso (Short Film)

2012 - A Última Vez Que Vi Macau (Feature Film)

2011 - Alvorada Vermelha (Short Documentary)

2009 - Morrer Como Um Homem (Feature Film)

2007 - China, China (Short Film)

2005 - Odete (Feature Film)

2000 - O Fantasma (Feature Film)

1997 - Parabéns! (Short Film)

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