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Bird Island

L'Île aux oiseaux

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Directed by Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Switzerland, 2019
Documentary
      French
      English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Suffering from constant exhaustion, Antonin starts working at a bird rescue center where man and beast receive equal levels of attention. Learning the tricks of the trade, he rediscovers the world around him through the people who care for the injured birds, while waiting to spread his own wings.

Our take

A charming, delicate revelation of the creatures and workers at a bird shelter, Sergio da Costa and Maya Kosa’s film opens your eyes to the devotion and expertise required in animal care. It’s not hard to take these lessons of compassion and rehabilitation and want to apply them to humankind.

Synopsis

Suffering from constant exhaustion, Antonin starts working at a bird rescue center where man and beast receive equal levels of attention. Learning the tricks of the trade, he rediscovers the world around him through the people who care for the injured birds, while waiting to spread his own wings.

Trailer
Bird IslandDirected byMaya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2019
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
2019 | Winner: Best Film - Altered States Competition

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