L'oiseau (The Bird) (2011)



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A lonely soul finds solace with another creature struck by bad luck in this drama from French filmmaker Yves Caumon. Anne (Sandrine Kiberlain) is a woman working for a catering service in Bordeaux who keeps the world at arm's length -- though a charming and good looking co-worker (Clement Sibony) makes it clear he's interested in her, she shrugs off his advances, and prefers to spend her time alone. As it happens, Anne is still dealing with the emotional fallout from the death of her son and the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Yves Caumon
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

[An] unassumingly intelligent film.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Time Out
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[A] self-consciously art-house movie ...

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Observer [UK]

The central performance is great, but the film itself is too light and its insights too on-the-nose.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Little White Lies

Caumon allows the film to unspool calmly, gently and unexpectedly hopefully to its conclusion.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012

A study of grief and recovery set in Bordeaux and containing little in the way of dialogue, action or interest.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Financial Times

A pigeon trapped in a partition wall becomes a none-too-subtle metaphor for emotional stasis in this strenuous French chamber piece.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Daily Telegraph

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