Feature Film Official Selection

Bird Island

Antonin, a young man suffering from fatigue as a result of a long-term illness, takes up work in a bird sanctuary. Here a group of people try to heal wounded birds amid the deafening noise of planes from a nearby airport. He meets Paul, a worker on the verge of retirement, who is assigned the task job of showing Antonin the ropes: how to breed, feed and reproduce the small rodents used to feed the birds. There is a tension in the sanctuary between, on one hand, the illusion and efforts put into healing wounded birds and, on the other, the decadence, sadness and even horror of a place where little living creatures are bred as food.

Screening

Date
Monday, November 25, 2019
Time
19:00
Venue
El Almacén
Runtime
60′
Language
French
Subtitles
Spanish

Creative Team

Assistant Director
Camille Vanoye
Image
Sergio da Costa
Sound
Xavier Lavorel
Editing
Gabriel Gonzalez
Maya Kosa
Sergio da Costa
Sound Editing
Xavier Lavorel
Maxence Ciekawy
Mixes
Maxence Ciekawy
Sound Effects
Sound Troop
Color
Robin Erard
Rougegorge Postproduction
Producers
Joëlle Bertossa
Flavia Zanon
Co-production
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse

Cast

Antonin Ivanidze
Paul Sauteur
Emilie Bréthaut
Sandrine Bierna
Iwan Fasel
Patrick Jacot

Technical Information

Original Title
L’Île aux oiseaux
Year
2019
Country
Switzerland
Exhibition Format
DCP