Bird Watchers


1h 48m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, present day. The fazenderos are leading their wealthy life in absolute boredom. They have plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see and spend their evenings in the company of the tourists who have come to watch the birds. On the borders of their land, the unrest

Film Details

Also Known As
Birdwatchers, La terra degli uomini rossi, Terra vermelha, terra degli uomini rossi, La
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Cinemien; Ministero Dei Beni e Delle Attivita Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT); Rai Cinema; Rai Cinema
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Abc Distribution; Arthaus (Norway); Curzon Artificial Eye; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Filmladen Gmbh; Filmtrade; Folkets Bio; Mongrel Media; Mongrel Media; OcTan Films; Pandora Film Produktion; Paris Filmes; Trigon Films
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, present day. The fazenderos are leading their wealthy life in absolute boredom. They have plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see and spend their evenings in the company of the tourists who have come to watch the birds. On the borders of their land, the unrest of the Indians is growing. Forced to live on reservations, the natives have no future ahead of them, and out of despair, they often resort to suicide. It is a suicide that sparks off the rebellion. A group of Indians set up camp outside one of the properties to demand the restitution of their land. While battling with each other, the two sides do not stop studying one another. It is this very curiosity that will give way to a profound relationship between Osvaldo, a young shaman apprentice, and the daughter of a fazendero.

Film Details

Also Known As
Birdwatchers, La terra degli uomini rossi, Terra vermelha, terra degli uomini rossi, La
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Cinemien; Ministero Dei Beni e Delle Attivita Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT); Rai Cinema; Rai Cinema
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Abc Distribution; Arthaus (Norway); Curzon Artificial Eye; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Filmladen Gmbh; Filmtrade; Folkets Bio; Mongrel Media; Mongrel Media; OcTan Films; Pandora Film Produktion; Paris Filmes; Trigon Films
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the C.I.C.T. UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.

Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 25-April 5, 2009.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) June 17-28, 2009.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (International Showcase) June 18-28, 2009.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 25-April 5, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) June 17-28, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (International Showcase) June 18-28, 2009.)