BIRD PEOPLE

Director: Pascale Ferran
Cast: Anaïs Demoustier, Josh Charles, Roschdy Zem, Camélia Jordana, Hippolyte Girardot
Country: France, 2014
Language: English and French with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: M, Offensive language and nudity
Duration: 128 minutes
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival 2014, Un Certain Regard; TIFF 2014, Contemporary World Cinema

Bird People is one of those rare opportunities to see something different and exceptional.”
Lucero Calderón, Excelsior

Synopsis

Selected for Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival, Bird People is a tale of disconnection in an overtly connected world.

The movie opens with Parisian commuters on their morning journey, allowing us to witness their thoughts as they list their professional and personal obligations of the day. Among them is Audrey (2015 Festival cover girl Anaïs Demoustier, The New Girlfriend) who is on her way to a hotel where she works as a maid. Checking into the hotel is overworked American businessman Gary (Josh Charles, Dead Poets Society, The Good Wife), in Paris for meetings and a stopover before heading to Dubai.

Gary, finding himself alone in his hotel room by the airport, decides to quit everything. Despite pleas via email, Skype, and phone conversations, he will not go back to his job, wife, and family in America.

The film takes a more mystical turn when we follow young Audrey, who is not really interested in her studies and wishes she had a more rewarding job. If only she could be free like a bird.

Pascale Ferran (Coming to Terms with the Dead, Lady Chatterley) delivers another honest and touching film that encourages us to look at ourselves (and birds) in a different way.

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WELLINGTON
Fri 26 Feb 10.45pm E
Fri 4 Mar 6.00pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Wed 2 Mar 4.00pm
Mon 7 Mar 4.05pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Wed 9 Mar 10.45am

CHRISTCHURCH
Fri 11 Mar 7.30pm
Wed 16 Mar 11.00am

TIMARU
Tue 8 Mar 7.40pm
Tue 15 Mar 11.00am

NELSON
Wed 16 Mar 11.00am

NEW PLYMOUTH
Thu 17 Mar 10.30am

TAURANGA
Thu 17 Mar 10.30am

ARROWTOWN
Fri 18 Mar 11.00am

PALMERSTON NORTH
Mon 28 Mar 10.30am

HAMILTON
Wed 13 April 11.00am

HAVELOCK NORTH
Fri 1 April 10.30am

DUNEDIN
Tue 5 April 10.45am

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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