The Bird (L'Oiseau)1hr 34min.
France 2011. Directed by Yves Caumon. With Sandrine Kiberlain, Clément Sibony, Bruno Todeschini.
In French with English subtitles.
Anne (Kiberlain, Beur sur la ville, Polisse) lives alone and seems to make no impression on the world, until a bird flies into her apartment and her life. Ostensibly content with no family or friends, she finds freedom in its companionship, which adds a lightness to her existence she had not realised was missing. Avoiding sentimentality and with a dry humour, Yves Caumon has created an intriguing and measured film exploring loneliness, grief and rebirth.