The Metamorphosis of Birds
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    The Metamorphosis of Birds

    A metamorfose dos pássaros

    Directed by

    Portugal

    2020

    101 min

    • Portuguese

    Documentary

    Beatriz and Henrique fall in love and get married. He goes to sea while she raises their children. Their oldest son Jacinto is the father of director Catarina Vasconcelos, who together with him brings her family history to life in this intimate and very personal film.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Prize - Berlin IFF
    • Best Film - Vilnius IFF
    • Best Film (International Docs) - DokuFest
    • Award for Best Directing in a Portuguese Feature Film (National Competition) - IndieLisboa

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Manuel Rosa
    João Móra
    Ana Vasconcelos
    Henrique Vasconcelos
    Screenplay
    Catarina Vasconcelos
    Cinematography
    Paulo Menezes
    Editing
    Francisco Moreira
    Music
    Madalena Palmeirim
    Sales
    PORTUGAL FILM - PORTUGUESE FILM AGENCY
    Production
    PRIMEIRA IDADE

    Press

    Catarina Vasconcelos

    Catarina Vasconcelos

    Portugal

    Catarina Vasconcelos was born in Lisbon in 1986. After graduating from Lisbon’s Fine Arts Academy, she moved to London where she pursued a MA at the Royal College of Art. Her final project, the short film METAPHOR OR SADNESS INSIDE OUT (2013), was her first film. It premiered at Cinéma du Reel in 2014 where it was awarded the prize for the Best International Short Film. The film was screened in various festivals such as RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival (Best international medium length award), DokLeipzig, Moscow IFF and Doclisboa. Her first feature film, THE METAMORPHOSIS OF BIRDS (2020) had its premiere at the Encounters section at the Berlinale 2020.