Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy Film  |   Release Date - Oct 17, 2014  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), commonly known simply as Birdman, is a 2014 American satirical black comedy-drama film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. It was written by Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo. The film stars Michael Keaton with a supporting cast of Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts. The story follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the superhero "Birdman", as he struggles to mount a Broadway adaptation of a short story by Raymond Carver.

The film covers the period of previews leading to the play's opening, and with a brief exception appears as if filmed in a single shot, an idea Iñárritu had from the film's conception. Emmanuel Lubezki, who won the Academy Award for his cinematography in Birdman, believed that the recording time necessary for the unique long take approach taken in Birdman could not have been made with older technology. The film was shot in New York City during the spring of 2013 with a budget of $16.5 million jointly financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, New Regency Pictures and Worldview Entertainment. It premiered the following year in August where it opened the 71st Venice International Film Festival.

Birdman had a limited theatrical release in the United States on October 17, 2014, followed by a wide release on November 14, grossing more than $103 million worldwide. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography from a total of nine nominations, tying it with The Grand Budapest Hotel for the most nominated and awarded film at the Academy's 87th annual awards ceremony with four wins per film. It also won Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Keaton and Best Screenplay at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

Movie Info

Budget

$18,000,000

Box Office

$103,215,094

Tags

Actor, Art/Music, Biutiful, Dark Comedy, Father Daughter Relationship, Independent, Long Take, Midlife Crisis, Mind-Bending/Experimental, New York City, Superhero, Theater, Tragicomedy

Attributes

Filming Location: New York City
Narrative Location: New York City
Subject: acting, fame, show business, success, theatre
Time Period: 2010s

Alternate Titles

Birdman
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Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Birdman - The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
AU
Birdman ali Nepricakovana odlika nevednosti
SI
Birdman aruiwa (Muchi ga Motarasu Yoki senu Kiseki)
JP
Birdman avagy (A mellőzés meglepő ereje)
HU
Birdman avagy a mellőzés meglepő ereje
HU
Birdman o (L'imprevedibile virtù dell'ignoranza)
IT
Birdman o (La inesperada virtud de la ignorancia)
AR, EC, MX, ES
Birdman o (La Inesperada Virtud de la Ignorancia)
CL, PE
Birdman o la inesperada virtud de la ignorancia
MX
Birdman oder (Die unverhoffte Macht der Ahnungslosigkeit)
DE
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
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Birdman ou (A Inesperada Virtude da Ignorância)
BR, PT
Birdman ou (La Surprenante vertu de l'ignorance)
FR
Birdman ou (Les vertus insoupçonnées de l'ignorance)
CA
Birdman veya (Cahilliğin Umulmayan Erdemi)
TR
Birdman ή (Η απρόσμενη αρετή της αφέλειας)
GR
Birdman, czyli (Nieoczekiwane pozytki z niewiedzy)
PL
Bördmen
AZ
Lindmees ehk (võhiklikkuse ootamatu voorus)
EE
Người Chim (hay Công Dụng Không Ngờ Của Việc Kém Nổi Tiếng)
VN
Omul Pasăre sau (Virtutea nesperată a ignoranței)
RO
Putncilvēks
LV
Žmogus-paukštis
LT
Бердмен
UA
Бёрдмэн
KZ, RU
Бърдмен, или Неочакваната добродетел на невежеството
BG
Човек-птица
RS
バードマン あるいは(無知がもたらす予期せぬ奇跡)
JP
飛鳥俠
HK
飞鸟侠
CN
鳥人
HK, TW
鸟人
CN
버드맨
KR