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Boy Eating the Bird's Food

Boy Eating the Bird's Food

The film tells the story of 23-year-old Yorgos living in contemporary Athens. He has a beautiful singing voice but no job, no money and nothing to eat. To slightly stave off his hunger, he shares the seeds with his only attachment figure, a canary. Yorgos has to struggle against all odds, but mostly against his own foolish pride that prevents him from asking for help. Ektoras Lygizos lets the audience witness three days in the life of his protagonist – from alienation, hunger and psychosis to the universal story about unemployment – and shows an unadorned snapshot of a land in transition.

EKTORAS LYGIZOS, born 1976 in Athens, studied Greek Literature and Film Directing. Until now he has primarily worked in theater, directing productions of plays by Samuel Beckett, Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekhov. His short film AGNA NIATA (Pure Youth, 2004) competed at Venice Film Festival in the Corto Cortissimo section. TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU (Boy Eating the Bird's Food, 2012), his first feature film, won a Special Mention at Karlovy Vary Film Festival and the AQCC Award for Best Feature in the International Selection at Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma.

Wettbewerb / Competition 2013

Ektoras Lygizos

Greece 2012
DCP / color
80 minutes

Dimitris Kassimatis
Gregory Rentis
Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Yannis Papadopoulos, Lila Baklesi, Kleopatra Perraki, Vangelis Kommatas, Kharalambos Goyos


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