Archive of films Bird People / Bird People

France
2014, 128 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2014

In the Paris airport complex not far from Roissy, two unknown people are trying to give meaning to their lives. The experienced French director and representative of writer-director moviemaking here reconfirms her reputation as an uncompromising and original filmmaker who initiates a discourse with her audience, allowing viewers to stop for a moment and think about the sense and direction of their own ways of life.


Synopsis

In the Paris airport complex not far from Roissy, two unknown people are trying to give meaning to their lives. The first of these is an American engineer who, finding himself under great professional and emotional pressure, suddenly decides to radically change the course of his life. The other is a young chambermaid who undergoes a life-altering supernatural experience. The skilled French director and representative of writer-director moviemaking here reconfirms her reputation as an uncompromising and original filmmaker who opens up a discourse with her audience, allowing viewers to stop for a moment and think about the sense and direction of their own ways of life. Pascale Ferran’s genius stems from her ability to spice up her essayistic and philosophical work with absurd humor, uncommon stylistic approaches, and a visually vivid and intriguing form. The movie was rightfully among the most discussed titles of Cannes’ Un certain regard section.

About the director

Pascale Ferran (b. 1960, Paris) is an actress, screenwriter, and director. After attending Paris’s IDHEC film school in 1980-83, she cooperated on a number of documentaries, videos, made-for-TV movies, short films and features. One of her shorts, The Kiss (Le baiser, 1990), screened at Cannes. In 1997 her second feature The Age of Possibilities (L’âge des possibles) screened in Another View at Karlovy Vary. Her writer-director first effort Coming to Terms with the Dead (Petits arrangements avec les morts, 1994) took the Caméra d’Or at Cannes. Her novel adaptation Lady Chatterley picked up the Louis Delluc and Lumière prizes and five Césars, and was presented in 2007 to Karlovy Vary audiences in the Horizons section. Her latest picture Bird People, whose script she cowrote, played the Un certain regard section at Cannes this year.

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Pascale Ferran
Screenplay: Pascale Ferran, Guillaume Bréaud
Dir. of Photography: Julien Hirsch
Music: Béatrice Thiriet
Editor: Mathilde Muyard
Producer: Denis Freyd
Production: Archipel 35
Coproduction: France 2 Cinéma, Titre et Structure Production
Cast: Josh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier, Roschdy Zem
Contact: Playtime

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