A man sits in a lush green forrest
The Ornithologist | Still: Courtesy of Calgary Cinematheque

The Ornithologist

Calgary Cinematheque concludes its Contemporary World Cinema series

Amy Jo Espetveidt

Wrapping its Contemporary World Cinema series for the season, join Calgary Cinematheque as it screens João Pedro Rodrigues’s The Ornithologist.

A mesmerizing film that transcends genres and transforms within itself, it follows an ornithologist, Fernando, visiting a remote northern part of Portugal to study birds by foot and kayak. So focused on his studies, Fernando almost drowns in the river leading him to be rescued by two female pilgrims. The rescue, followed by an unexpected series of events, diverts Fernando deeper into the forest to a place where myth, fables, and religious symbols all live side-by-side.

The Ornithologist screens at 7:00pm on March 23, 2017 at the Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW). Advance tickets and memberships can be found at calgarycinema.org.