The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo)

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The Ornithologist demands patient viewing from an audience attuned to symbolic pleasures -- and rewards the investment with an unusual tale of self-discovery.



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Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for endangered black storks along a remote river in northern Portugal when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrim girls on their way to Santiago de Compostela, he plunges into a dark, eerie forest, trying to get back on track. But as he encounters unexpected and uncanny obstacles and people who put him to the test, Fernando is driven to extreme, transformative actions. Gradually he becomes a different man: inspired, multifaceted, and finally enlightened.

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Paul Hamy
as Fernando / António
Xelo Cagiao
as Jesus / Tomé
Flora Bulcao
as Caçadora 1
Isabelle Puntel
as Caçadora 2

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