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FESTIVAL FOCUS: ROTTERDAM
7.4
/10
229 Ratings

BIRDS (OR HOW TO BE ONE)

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Directed by Babis Makridis
Greece, 2020
Drama
      Greek
      English, German, Spanish

Synopsis

A film about how to become a bird, in nine steps. A man who doesn’t want to walk anymore, but to fly, states you can turn in any direction in the sky. “Gravity is mortality,” says another. In the meantime, the two men go in search of birdman Hoopoe.

Our take

Ducking and diving between fiction and documentary, this utopian paean to freedom was inspired by Aristophanes’s comedy The Birds. Pity director Babis Makridis sets loose a playful, tentative, experimental essay about humanity’s timeless quest for liberation. Where will it land? Watch to find out.

FESTIVAL FOCUS: ROTTERDAM

Synopsis

A film about how to become a bird, in nine steps. A man who doesn’t want to walk anymore, but to fly, states you can turn in any direction in the sky. “Gravity is mortality,” says another. In the meantime, the two men go in search of birdman Hoopoe.

Our take

Ducking and diving between fiction and documentary, this utopian paean to freedom was inspired by Aristophanes’s comedy The Birds. Pity director Babis Makridis sets loose a playful, tentative, experimental essay about humanity’s timeless quest for liberation. Where will it land? Watch to find out.

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Birds (or How to Be One)Directed byBabis Makridis
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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2020

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