Common Birds

  • 9 10
  • 2019
  • 84min

Inspired by Aristophanes's "The Birds", this experimental piece provokes an encounter between two humans and these winged animals that inhabit a mysterious ancestral forest. Can all species become allies?


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Rotterdam International Film Festival

Common Birds. The forest of winged species

An avian call seems to have triggered two Athenians to flee Greece to a far away island. There, they end up lost in a mysterious forest inhabited by birds of all kinds. 

Suddenly, an ancient language spun through whistles is reborn in front of us. Suddenly, the birds communicate, and they understand them. A bird-woman and a man with ambiguous intentions join the plot.

Will they find a balance?

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