Archive of films Boy Eating the Bird's Food / To agori troi to fagito tou pouliou
The original, keenly anticipated debut from one of the greatest talents of Greek film powerfully investigates three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. This radically intimist, Bressonesque movie is a fascinating visual puzzle about a dogged endeavor to maintain human dignity during a time of crisis.
The original, eagerly anticipated debut from one of the greatest talents of Greek film powerfully investigates three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he’s got. Distinctive director Ektoras Lygizos steers his protagonist clear of the social context, referring to the current critical situation in Greece, where it is impossible to plan more than a half day in advance, exclusively by means of allegory. This radically intimist, Bressonesque movie is a fascinating visual puzzle about a dogged endeavor to maintain one’s inner freedom and human dignity during a time of crisis. Yannis Papadopoulos, for whom the director specifically created the title role, gives an uncommonly powerful performance grounded in his absolute identification with the proud and sensitive loner.
About the director
Ektoras Lygizos (b. 1976, Athens) has until now primarily worked in theater, directing productions of plays by Samuel Beckett, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, and Alfred Jarry. In 2004 he competed at Venice in the Corto Cortissimo section with the short film Pure Youth (Agna niata). Boy Eating the Bird’s Food is his feature film debut.
About the film
|Section:||Official Selection - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Dimitris Kassimatis|
|Cast:||Yannis Papadopoulos, Lila Baklesi, Kleopatra Perraki, Vangelis Kommatas, Kharalambos Goyos|
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Director of Photography