The Cage is Looking for a Bird
Russian filmmaker Malika Musaeva won’t be on too many radars, but for those keeping a watchful eye on the Alexander Sokurov factory (that produced the likes of Kantemir Balagov and Kira Kovalenko) will want to keep tabs on this name come next May. So far with three short films under her name, with The Cage is Looking for a Bird said to be ready for last year’s Cannes. We imagine production would have taken place around the time of the pandemic in a Chechen village of local non actors.
Release Date/Prediction: We assume that Cannes did have a first look last year, so this could be headed to a Berlinale or Locarno – where Sokurov premiered his last feature.