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Birdman Programme 2020

by Alejandro González Iñárritu Gala Premieres

One-time star actor Riggan Thomson, famous for his portrayal of the iconic superhero Birdman, has hit upon hard times; both his financial life and personal life are in turmoil. He plans his big comeback directing and acting in the Broadway adaptation of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. His daughter, who has recently been discharged from a heart clinic, takes on the role of her father’s manager. Things go from bad to worse in the days leading up to the opening night, when it turns out Riggan’s leading actor is a neurotic and arrogant egomaniac… Alejandro González Iñárritu treats us to this comic-inspired fifth feature film, starring former BATMAN actor Michael Keaton, through the world of superhero mania.


Biography Alejandro González Iñárritu

Born in 1963, this Mexican began his career in radio while studying film directing. His production company ‘Z Films’ was responsible for the international art house hit AMORES PERROS, which opened the door to Hollywood. This was followed by 21 GRAMS (2003), BABEL (2006) and BIUTIFUL (2010). Iñárritu received the ZFF’s Golden Eye for Career Achievements in 2011. His film BIRDMAN recently opened the film festival in Venice.


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Country, Year: USA, 2014
  • Runtime: 119 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan
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  • Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
  • Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Editors: Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
  • Music: Antonio Sánchez
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  • Producers: John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole, Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Executive Producers: Molly Conners, Christopher Woodrow, Sarah E. Johnson
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  • Production Company: New Regency Pictures
  • World Sales: Searchlight Pictures
  • Swiss Distribution: Twentieth Century Fox AG
  • www.birdmanthemovie.com
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