Bird Island

Bird Island
L’île aux oiseaux

Switzerland | 2019| DCP| Color | 60 min | Maya Kosa & Sergio da Costa

FRIDAY 4 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 10 | 15:30 HRS | 60 MIN
SATURDAY 5 | CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE SALA 1 | 18:15 HRS | 60 MIN

 

Director: Maya Kosa & Sergio da Costa
Screenplay: Maya Kosa & Sergio da Costa
Producer: Joëlle Bertossa & Flavia Zanon
Cinematography: Sergio da Costa
Editing: Gabriel Gonzalez, Maya Kosa & Sergio da Costa
Sound: Xavier Lavorel
Production Company: Close Up Films
Cast: Antonin Ivanidze, Paul Sauteur, Emilie Bréthaut, Sandrine Bierna, Iwan Fasel, Patrick Jacot

Synopsis
After a long period of isolation, Antonin, a young man suffering from persisting exhaustion, rediscovers the world at a rehabilitation center for birds. In this strange place wounded birds and lost souls cohabit, lulled by the ubiquitous sounds of airplanes.

 

Biography
Maya Kosa born in Geneva in 1985, Maya Kosa has a degree in cinema from the Haute École d’art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva. She directs her first short with Sergio da Costa, The Engineer and the Prosthetist, in 2010 and then, together, she signs Aux Bains de la reine (2012). Rio Corgo (2015), their first feature documentary, premières in Berlin in 2016. 

 

Biography
Sergio Da Costa born in Lausanne in 1984, Sergio Da Costa graduates in cinema from the Haute École d’art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva. There, he directs two shorts before starting to work with Maya Kosa: Interview with Almiro Vilar da Costa (2009) and Snack-bar Aquário (2010). Rio Corgo (2015), their first feature documentary, is awarded at Crossing Europe and Doclisboa.

 

 

Festivals
Locarno International Film Festival  – Golden Leopard-Filmmakers of the Present 2019, Switzerland 
San Sebastián International Film Festival  – Zabaltegi-Tabakalera prize 2019, Spain