The Metamorphosis of Birds

The Metamorphosis of Birds

Beatriz married Henrique on the day of her 21st birthday. Henrique, a naval officer, would spend long periods at sea. Ashore, Beatriz, who learned everything from the verticality of plants, took great care of the roots of their six children. The oldest son, Jacinto (Hyacinth), my father, dreamed he could be a bird. One day, suddenly, Beatriz died. My mom didn’t die suddenly, but she too died when I was 17 years-old. On that day, me and my father met in the loss of our mothers and our relationship was no longer just that of father and daughter.

TitleThe Metamorphosis of Birds
Original TitleA metamorfose dos pássaros
Release DateFebruary 28th, 2020
GenreDocumentary
Runtime
DirectorsMariana Veloso, Catarina Vasconcelos
WriterCatarina Vasconcelos
Production CompanyPrimeira Idade
Production CountryPortugal
José Manuel Mendes
José Manuel Mendes
Old Henrique (voice)
February 28th, 2020
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