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.
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)
Festivals & Awards
IFF Rotterdam – World Premiere