Birds (Or How to Be One)

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Birds (Or How to Be One)

Birds (Or How to Be One)

Release Date: January 28, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Neda Films, The Onassis Foundation
Director    :   Babis Makridis
Producers    :   Amanda Livanou, Antonis Papadimitriou, Afroditi Panagiotakou
Writers    :   Babis Makridis
RunTime    :   81 mins.

In 414 B.C., Aristophanes wrote the comedy Ornithes, in which two men leave their birthplace in search of a better life. They arrive in the woodland of the birds and meet Hoopoe, the man who became a bird. This Greek comedy is a contemplation, a voyage of discovery, an essay and perhaps even an indictment. The film mixes talking heads with theatre, street scenes and splendid panoramas. Based on the desire for freedom, but also the obstacles humanity imposes upon itself to find this freedom – walls around countries, social conventions, rules. Children play on swings to feel that tingling in their tummies, the evolutionary memory of flying through the air.


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