World soundtrack awards
The Ornithologist
Archived: The Ornithologist - O Ornitólogo (2016)

director: João Pedro Rodrigues

composer: Séverine Ballon
With: João Pedro Rodrigues, Paul Hamy, Chan Suan, a.o.

duration: 117 minutes
LGBTQ , On the Edge , Drama, LGBTQ

Official Selection - In Competition

"A trained ornithologist himself, Rodrigues has made what is likely his most personal film since 'O Fantasma', and the fascinating 'The Ornithologist' launches his filmography into new and adventurous territory." (Filmfestival Locarno) "Rodrigues always casts an immersive spell. That's thanks in part to a sharp, consistent visual sensibility - the deep forest greens and ominous shadows of nighttime scenes create a world rich with uncertainties." (Indiewire) "Rodrigues's most impressive achievement is his ability to confer coherence on the most disparate of ideas, and the result is moment after moment of baffling, sensuous beauty." (Slant Magazine)


director: João Pedro Rodrigues
composer: Séverine Ballon
producer: Alex Garcia
screenplay: João Pedro Rodrigues
Editor: Raphaël Lefèvre
Cinematography: Rui Poças
sound: Nuno Carvalho

production company: Blackmaria

More info

dialogue: Portuguese, English, Mandarin, Mirandese, Latin
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: Portugal - France - Brazil
year: 2016


JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES (1966): O Pastor (Short - 1988), Happy Birthday! (Short - 1997), Esta É a Minha Casa (1997), Viagem à Expo (1998), O Fantasma (2000), Two Drifters (2005), China China (Short - 2007), To Die Like a Man (2009), Red Dawn (Short - 2011), Morning of Saint Anthony's Day (Short - 2012), The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012), The King's Body (Short - 2012), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), Mahjong (Short - 2013), IEC Long (Short - 2015), The Ornithologist (2016).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

Other festival films by director João Pedro Rodrigues

2001:O fantasma


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