El Cant dels Ocells (Birdsong)

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The messiah has been born, and three wise kings make the journey to welcome him into this world in director Albert Serra's entry into the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • The lovely and strange Birdsong (El Cant dels Ocells) is less a retelling of the Nativity story than a dream about it.

    Feb 25, 2009 | Rating: 4/5
  • Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra is an artist whose work inspires more thinking than philosophizing.

    Feb 24, 2009 | Full Review…
  • In the current course of films being made around the world that demand new engagement with the essentials of cinema, it is about as important a work as has been made in the past three years.

    Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Serras sublime slapstick wont suit everyones taste but what worthwhile film does?

    Feb 27, 2009 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…
  • Mostly engrossing for patient viewers who'll be able to truly appreciate the seemingly simple, minimal narrative and to sense the wealth of emotion and complexities lurking beneath it.

    Feb 25, 2009 | Rating: 7.0/10 | Full Review…
  • a work of faith that treats the tenants of its story with as much respect as it treats the medium in which it operates.

    Feb 19, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5

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