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O Pássaro da Noite

Marie Losier
Portugal, France 2015 / 20’

The maker of the acclaimed documentary The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (11th New Horizons) once again takes on the subject of transsexuality, telling the story of Portuguese artist Fernando. Through an image created by extravagant costumes, baroque splendor, and nonchalance, Fernando tells the truth about her search for her own identity, which was the result of a constant metamorphosis.

Patryk Tomiczek

Marie Losier

Born in 1972 in France, Losier studied literature in Nanterre and fine arts in New York, where she has been living for over ten years. She is a curator, artist and director. Her short films and videos have screened in museums, galleries and at film festivals all over the world. She created a series of avant-garde iconic film portraits, including Tony Conrad, Guy Maddin (played at NH 9), Mike and George Kuchar. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is her feature length debut.

Selected filmography

2004 Bird, Bath and Beyond (short)
2007 Manuelle Labor (short)
2011 Ballada: Genesis i Lady Jaye / The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (doc.)
2014 Bim! Bam! Boom! Las Luchas Morenas! (doc., short)
2015 O Pássaro da Noite (short)

Cast & Crew

director Marie Losier
screenplay Marie Losier
cinematography Riu Xavier
editing Marie Losier, Catherine Libert
music Alan Vega
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
producer Marie Losier
production IndieLisboa - Associação Cultural
sales Portugal Film
language no dialogue
colouration colour