THU, 22.09., 9 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Original with English subtitles

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USA 2014, Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, feature film, 120 min.
OV with German subtitles, released 12, recommended 12

Riggan Thomson became famous through his performance of the comic hero Birdman. Now the aged actor would like to return to his former success with a new play. But during the preparations for the production, Thomsen has to deal with an unpredictable actor, his daughter Sam, who has just come out of rehab, and his strong-willed ex-wife Sylvia. As if that weren’t enough, he increasingly gives himself over to the fantasy that he has superpowers – just like the role of his lifetime, Birdman. Alejandro G. Iñárritu directs a comedy that entertainingly illustrates just how fleeting fame and success are. (LR)

Winner of 4 Oscars®, Academy Awards 2016



Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu studied communication studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexiko. He worked as a radio moderator for a mexican radio before he realised his first feature film  AMORES PERROS in 2000. González Iñárritu was the first mexican director, who received the „Prix de la mise en scéne” at the filmfestival in Cannes.

2015 The Revenant / 2014 Birdman / 2010 Biutiful / 2007 Chacun son cinéma / 2006 Babel / 2003 21 Gramm / 2002 11’09”01 – September 11 / 2001 Powder Kreg / 2000 Amores Perros / 1996 El Timbre