Drunken Birds

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Showings

Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse Sun, May 8 4:45 PM
The Main 3 Thu, May 12 7:20 PM
Landmark Center Tue, May 17 4:30 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Les Oiseaux ivres
Programs:World Cinema
Cine Latino
Tags:Drama
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Oscar Submission
Immigration
Crime
Culture & Society
Agriculture
Suspense
Release Year:2021
Runtime:105 min
Country/Region:Canada
Mexico
Language:French
Spanish
Print Source:Corinth Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/657229400
Cast/Crew
Director:Ivan Grbovic
Executive Producer:Nicolás Celis
Producer:Luc Déry
Kim McCraw
Cinematographer:Sara Mishara
Screenwriter:Ivan Grbovic
Sara Mishara
Editor:Arthur Tarnowski
Composer:Philippe Brault
Principal Cast:Jorge Antonio Guerrero
Hélène Florent
Claude Legault
Marine Jonhson

Description

Willy works for a Mexican drug cartel and, unwisely, falls in love with Marlena, the boss’s wife. When Marlena disappears, a desperate Willy, still in love, searches for her in vain for four years, then follows a rumor of her living in Montreal in the hopes of reconnecting. Ivan Grbovic’s stunning feature was Canada’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.

Narrowly escaping a death sentence for his transgressions, Willy’s flight from Mexico to the North brings opportunity and renewed hope. While working as a migrant field hand, Willy becomes inextricably caught up in his host family’s turmoil and secrets, that begin to entangle with his own. A collaboration with the production teams behind the acclaimed Roma and Incendies, Drunken Birds explores how destinies intersect and tensions swell amongst those dreaming for a better future.


Director Biography

Ivan Grbovic

Born in 1979 in Montreal, Ivan Grbovic has a master’s degree in cinematography from the AFI Conservatory. He is the director of the short films “La tête haute” (2006), “La chute” (2009), and “Les mots” (2009) and the feature Romeo Eleven (Roméo Onze) (2011). Drunken Birds (2021) is his latest film.


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