Drunken Birds
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Drunken Birds

  • Ivan Grbovic
  • 105 min
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • Fiction
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Canada’s Oscars candidate in a multifaceted and visually scintillating drama that takes the main person from the dangerous Mexico of drug cartels to the rough Canada of guest workers.

When the Mexican cartel boss discovers that Willy has an affair with his wife, the young couple is forced to flee in different directions straight away. Always with his loved one’s charm around his neck, Willy follows, a few years later, a trail to French-speaking Canada to look for her at a relative’s in Montreal. He becomes one of many guest workers at a salad farm, where the owner family has, to put it mildly, its own problems, which will have consequences. Ivan Grbovic (Romeo Eleven) is a master at the poetry of images, and tells his story of love, longing, dignity, desperation, and vulnerability in a capitalistic, globalized world through beautiful, stark, absurdly funny and magical pictures. A big film for a big screen.

- Camilla Larsson

Language
French, Spanish, English, Mandarin
Subtitles
English
Original title
Les oiseaux ivres
  • Drama
  • Kolonialism
  • Kärlek
  • Övernaturligt

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Director
Ivan Grbovic
Screenplay
Ivan Grbovic, Sara Mishara
Cinematographer
Sara Mishara
Editor
Arthur Tarnowski
Music
Philippe Brault
Cast
Claude Legault, Hélène Florent, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Marine Johnson
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