Bird rescuers

Bird rescuers

Section: 
Kárpát-medencei Filmszemle – Dokumentumfilm
Length: 
50:00
13:49 26. Tuesday
Director: 
Balázs Simonyi

Balazs Simonyi (1980, Budapest) is a European Film Award shortlisted filmmaker. He graduated in Literature & Film & Art Theory (Aesthetics), and is completing his PhD also in Art Theory. He works as a director and producer since 2002. His films have been screened at major festivals, from Cannes to Cracow, from Seattle to Clermont-Ferrand and Seoul.

János Déri and Marios Fournaris both have spent 25 years of their lives saving birds. Two aging “medicine men” with strange pasts and attitudes who work in their own bird hospitals adamantly, 1800 kilometres from each other, leaning only on the financial support of strangers. János is an acclaimed veterinarian at the Hungarian Hortobágy, while Marios taught himself the healing of birds on a small Greek island, Paros. They receive injured, illegally shot, sick birds daily.