Irish Film Institute -BIRD PEOPLE


Director: Pascale Ferran

128 minutes // France // 2014

Director Pascale Ferran will participate in a postscreening Q&A. 

People commute in a transitory world – a no man’s land of anonymity. The crowd as an ant hill of activity, a microcosm. Student Audrey (an angelic Anaïs Demoustier) works part-time as a chambermaid in the Hilton at Roissy airport where she encounters Gary (Josh Charles), an American businessman. Two solitary existences collide.

A film in two chapters, Pascale Ferran radically shifts the tone between social realism and fantasy tale. Ferran is influenced by Peter Pan, ‘a wonderful story on the freedom of the imaginary and the temptation to jump into the void’, and by Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host, in which realism and the imaginary combine. (MPR)

Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2014

Director’s Note: A magnificently poetic work on connection and isolation, Bird People is both spectacular and experimental, totally in sync with the times.

Showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).

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