Pascale Ferran’s Bird People is one to watch for in the official Cannes Un Certain Regard sidebar. Josh Charles stars in the first feature from director Ferran after 2006’s award-winning Lady Chatterley. He plays a stressed-out American engineer who arrives at Paris’ Charles De Gaulle airport and decides to radically change his existence — he checks into a local hotel, unplugs from technology and embarks on a new life. Hot French actress Anaïs Demoustier co-stars as a young chambermaid who has a life-altering supernatural experience. Ferran and Guillaume Bréaud (Le Petit Lieutenant) co-scripted the English- and French-language film which was some time in the making. The main reason for that lies in the title: the birds in the film are real and had to be trained from the moment they hatched, which led to some delays. Paris-based FilmsDistribution has international sales. The movie screens in UCR on May 19.

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daviddavid
6 months
It does look a bit like something from Portlandia; but, its great. Love Josh Charles ... and,...
Joane B.
6 months
The only thing that trailer lacked was a truck full of mimes. Mercy.
bounder
6 months
I'm sure it's wonderful. But the trailer looks like a "Portlandia" satire of French films.