Selection : Feature films 2019

Bird Island

Maya Kosa / Sergio Da Costa

2019
Switzerland
1h00
Fiction
Col.

After a long period of isolation, Antonin, a young man suffering from persisting exhaustion, rediscovers the world at a rehabilitation center for birds. In this strange place wounded birds and lost souls are saved, lulled by the ubiquitous sounds of airplanes.

 

Maya Kosa and Sergio da Costa graduated in cinema at the HEAD in Geneva. Sergio directed there two shorts before starting to work with Maya: Interview with Almiro Vilar da Costa in 2009 and Snack-bar Aquário in 2010, both selected in Entrevues, well as The Engineer And The Prosthetist, Maya’s diploma film. Together they shot Aux bains de la reine (2012), Rio Corgo, their first documentary feature, shown for the first time in the Forum at the Berlinale in 2016, and Bird Island selected in Locarno this year.

Cast
Antonin Ivanidze, Paul Sauteur, Emilie Bréthaut, Sandrine Bierna, Iwan Fasel, Patrick Jacot
Screenplay
Maya Kosa, Sergio Da Costa
Photography
Sergio Da Costa
Sound
Xavier Lavorel
Editing
Gabriel Gonzalez, Maya Kosa, Sergio Da Costa
Production
Joëlle Bertossa, Flavia Zanon (Close Up Films)

CONTACT :
Close up Films, Flavia Zanon
flavia@closeupfilms.ch 

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