Birds (Or How to Be One)
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    Birds (Or How to Be One)

    Directed by

    Greece

    2020

    76 min

    • Greek
    • English

    Docufiction

    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.

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    Cast
    Aris Servetalis
    Nikos Karathanos
    Mixalis Sarantos
    Christos Loulis
    Screenplay
    Babis Makridis
    Cinematography
    Konstantinos Koukoulios
    Editing
    Marios Kleftakis
    Music
    The Little Thieves
    Angelos Triantafyllou
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Production
    ONASSIS FOUNDATION
    Production
    NEDA FILM
    Babis Makridis

    Babis Makridis

    Greece

    Only with simplicity can cinema become a powerful narrative tool . The camera must be discreet and modest. Only then is the viewer open to the characters and the story.

    Babis Makridis was born in Greece in 1970. He studied film at the Stavrakos Film School. His short film THE LAST FAKIR (2005) was awarded the Newcomer's Prize in Drama and at the Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival in Athens. In 2010 Raindance FF named Makridis one of “10 Greek Filmmakers to Watch.” L (2012) was Makridis's first feature film, selected at Sundance FF, Rotterdam Tiger Awards and many other international festivals. It was awarded the Grand Prix at the Molodist FF 2012. His second feature film PITY (2018) was also presented at Sundance FF and IFF Rotterdam. The film received various awards and was crowned Best Film at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards in 2019. It also won the Fipresci Award at the Torino FF, and Best Film & Best Director at the Odesa IFF. BIRDS OR HOW TO BE ONE (2020) is his third feature film.

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