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The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020)

A Metamorfose dos Pássaros (original title)
The passing away of their mothers makes Catarina and her own father meet in an emotional place that is different from the one most fathers and daughters know.
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Manuel Rosa Manuel Rosa ... Young Jacinto
João Móra João Móra ... Young Pedro
Ana Vasconcelos Ana Vasconcelos ... Young Beatriz
Henrique Vasconcelos Henrique Vasconcelos ... Jacinto
Inês Campos Inês Campos ... Young Teresa
Catarina Vasconcelos ... Self
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Old Henrique Serpa Vasconcelos (voice)
João Pedro Mamede João Pedro Mamede ... Adult Henrique Serpa Vasconcelos (voice)
Cláudia Varejão Cláudia Varejão ... Beatriz (voice)
Luísa Ministro Luísa Ministro ... Zulmira
José Maria Rosa José Maria Rosa ... Young João
Ana Margarida Vasconcelos Ana Margarida Vasconcelos ... Older Beatriz
José Vasconcelos José Vasconcelos ... Self
João Vasconcelos João Vasconcelos ... Self
Nuno Vasconcelos Nuno Vasconcelos ... Self
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The passing away of their mothers makes Catarina and her own father meet in an emotional place that is different from the one most fathers and daughters know.

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Timeless and Universal
13 May 2021 | by NurseBob-2See all my reviews

Much of writer/director Catarina Vasconcelos' family history has been lost or forgotten prompting her to fill in the blanks with this beautiful contemplation on love and mortality that covers three generations. Her grandparents, Henriqué and Beatriz, were very much devoted to one another but since he was a sailor their marriage existed largely of passionate letters, B&W photographs, and the occasional shore leave which led to six children, all of whom eventually begat their own families. With highly formalized tableaux-some shimmering and ethereal, others as common as a kitchen sink-drifting across the screen like a succession of dim memories, and a voiceover narrative reading private correspondence as if it were purest poetry, Vasconcelos' celebration of family ties and the mothers who bind them can't help but touch a chord in anyone with a beating heart.


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Portugal

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Portuguese

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1 September 2020 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Metamorphosis of Birds See more »

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EUR89,500 (estimated)
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4:3
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