V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Bird People

V' 14

Bird People

Pascale Ferran
F, 2014
Fiction, 128min, OmeU

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Bird People

Pascale Ferran
F, 2014
Fiction, 128min, OmeU

Actors: 
Josh Charles
Gary
Anaïs Demoustier
Audrey
Roschdy Zem
Simon
Camélia Jordana
Leila
Geoffrey Cantor
Allan
Contributors: 
Voice Narrator
Mathieu Amalric
Voice Audrey's Father
Philippe Duclos
Voice Gary's Sister
Kate Moran
Screenplay: 
Pascale Ferran
Guillaume Bréaud
Sound: 
Jean-Jacques Ferran
Camera: 
Julien Hirsch
Editor: 
Mathilde Muyard
Composer: 
Béatrice Thiriet
Decoration: 
Thierry François
Costume: 
Anaïs Romand

Format: 
DCP
Color

In a Paris airport zone, two strangers try to make sense out of their lives: an American engineer under great professional and emotional pressure who decides to radically change the course of his existence, and a young hotel chambermaid who goes through a life-altering supernatural experience.
BIRD PEOPLE is delightful, and delightfully eccentric. It stars Josh Charles as Gary, an American businessman who, soon after arriving in a Paris airport hotel, exits his job and marriage. His motivations are as much a mystery to the character as to you. For an hour, you discover a man finding himself, incremental layer by layer, expression by expression. And then the focus shifts to a hotel worker, Audrey, who undergoes a more radical transformation when she turns (or doesn’t) into a sparrow. The image of her soaring to David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ is a blast of pure cinema.” (Mahnola Dargis)

In the presence of Pascale Ferran (Director).

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