L'Oiseau de la Nuit
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    L'Oiseau de la Nuit

    Directed by

    Portugal, France

    2015

    18 min

    • Portuguese

    Fiction, Short

    Mysterious portrait of Fernando, aka Deborah Krystal, the glittering and poetic performer of the Lisbon club Finalmente, where he has been performing every night over thirty years in golden dresses. Under the layers of his colorful fabrics, the many skins of Fernando are revealed, letting Lisbon’s legends come to life. Alternately woman mermaid, female birds, woman lion, we are taken into the desires and dreams of metamorphosis and myths.

    Credits

    Cast
    Fernando Santos/Deborah Krystal
    Cindy Scrash
    Alda Cabrita
    João Pedro Rodrigues
    João Rui Guerra da Mata
    Simon Damour
    Carlos Conceição
    Bernardo Lacerda
    Antoine Barraud
    Didier D´Abreu
    Pedro Pereira
    Eduardo Moreira
    Screenplay
    Marie Losier
    Cinematography
    Rui Xavier
    Editing
    Marie Losier
    Catherine Libert
    Music
    Alan Vega
    Sales
    PORTUGAL FILM - PORTUGUESE FILM AGENCY
    Production
    INDIELISBOA - ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL
    Marie Losier

    Marie Losier

    France

    Just shoot three-minute snippets of film that you collage together. And that's the way I've always worked

    Marie Losier, born in France in 1972, is a filmmaker and curator working in New York. First, she studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France) and then Fine Arts in New York City. She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers such as Mike and George Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists. Her films are regularly shown at prestigious art and film festivals and museums. Her first feature film is a portrait of the musical genius Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and her band Psychic TV. The work in progress was presented in 2009 at The Centre George Pompidou in April to open “Hors Pistes”, as well as at the Cinemathèque Francaise in Paris in September. In 2011 the completed result of this project, THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, premiered in Berlinale Forum, winning the Teddy Award for Best Documentary and the Calligari Film Prize. Her latest short documentary FELIX IN WONDERLAND (2019) was selected in the Fuori Concorso section at Locarno FF.

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