BIRDS (OR HOW TO BE ONE)

BIRDS (OR HOW TO BE ONE)

Όρνιθες (ή Πώς να γίνεις πουλί)

Directed by Babis Makridis
Greece | 76 min | 2020 | Greek, English

A movie about what is fake and what is real, that flutters between documentary and fiction. About flying and falling, the human need to fly, fear of heights, vertigo, utopia, Gods and man. Inspired by the ancient Greek comedy “Ornithes” by Aristophanes and the homonymous theatrical performance by Nikos Karathanos and Onassis Stegi.

A film by Babis Makridis (Pity, L) about bird-watching where birds are, in fact, people.

Credits

Director & writer: Babis Makridis
Cinematography: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editor: Marios Kleftakis
Sound Design: Leandros Ntounis
Music: The Little Thieves, Angelos Triantafyllou
Cast: Aris Servetalis, Nikos Karathanos, Mixalis Sarantos, Christos Loulis, Galini

Producer: Onassis Foundation & Amanda Livanou (Neda Film)

  • Babis Makridis
    Babis Makridis
    Greece

Festivals & Awards
IFF Rotterdam – World Premiere

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Babis Makridis
Greece

Greek director, writer and producer born in 1970. Studied in the Stavrakos Film School. His short film THE LAST FAKIR was awarded to a newcomer’s prize at Drama Short Film Festival in Greece. His first feature debiut was L from 2012 nominated to Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and Tiger Award in Rotterdam International Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY
2017 Pity, feature
2012 L
2010 The Last Fakir, short