L'Oiseau de la Nuit

Marie Losier

Mysterious portrait of Fernando, aka Deborah Krystal, the glittering and poetic performer of the Lisbon club Finalmente, where he has been performing every night over thirty years in golden dresses. Under the layers of his colorful fabrics, the many skins of Fernando are revealed, letting Lisbon’s legends come to life. Alternately woman mermaid, female birds, woman lion, we are taken into the desires and dreams of metamorphosis and myths.


FESTIVALS:

[2016] Annual First Look Festival - Museum of the Moving Image NY [USA]
[2016] Berlin International Film Festival - Forum Expanded [Germany]
[2016] Hong Kong International Film Festival [Hong Kong]
[2016] Next International Film Festival [Romania]  
[2016] Les Visiteurs du Soir / Réseau d'Art Contemporain de la Côte d'Azur [France] 
[2016] Kinemathek Hamburg - Metropolis Kino [Germany]
[2016] Sicilia Queer Filmfest [Italy]
[2016] Edinburgh International Film Festival [UK] 
[2016] T-Mobile New Horizons [Poland]
[2016] Guanajuato International Film Festival [Mexico] 
[2016] Curtocicuito International Short Film Festival [Spain]
[2016] Kaohsiung International Short Film Festival [Taiwan]
[2016] Seville European Film Festival [Spain]
[2016] Exquisitely Morbid and Curiously Exquisite: An Assortment of Avant-Garde Short Films [USA]
[2016] Berlinale Spotlight - Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival [India]
[2016] Milano Filmmaker Festival [Italy]
[2016] Retrospective João Pedro Rodrigues - Centre Pompidou [France] 
[2017] Trieste Film Festival [Italy]  
[2017] Göteborgs Konsthall [Sweden]
[2017] Berlinale Spotlight - Bangalore Queer Film Festival [India] 
[2017] Queensland Film Festival [Australia]
[2017] L’hybride [France]

Fiction
2015; Portugal, France; 20’ 

Script: Marie Losier 
Cinematography: Rui Xavier
Sound: Miguel Cabral
Music: Alan Vega 
Editing: Marie Losier, Catherine Libert
Production: IndieLisboa - Associação Cultural
Co-production: Marie Losier
Cast: Fernando Santos/Deborah Krystal, Cindy Scrash, Alda Cabrita, João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, Simon Damour, Carlos Conceição, Bernardo Lacerda, Antoine Barraud, Didier D´Abreu, Pedro Pereira, Eduardo Moreira

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