Yves Caumon | France | 2011 | 90mins | Sandrine Kiberlain, Clément Sibony, Bruno Todeschini
In this beautiful and introspective film about grief and rebirth we watch as Anne (Sandrine Kiberlain), a kitchen hand living alone in an old apartment in Bordeaux, goes about her daily life.
It's structured around work and sleep - or lack thereof - and little else, until an uninvited visitor comes to her apartment. Forced to think about the presence of something else, we watch as Anne begins to take tentative steps towards reintegration with the outside world, and to awaken from her robotic state. Caumon parcels out information with careful frugality, in tender, exquisitely nuanced scenes.
"Six-time César nominee Sandrine Kiberlain's precise performance as a grief-numbed introvert is the main draw in The Bird.” The Hollywood Reporter
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Subtitled screening- French with English Subtitles