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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #107. Pascale Ferran’s Bird People

Bird People

Director: Pascale Ferran
Writers: Guillaume Breaud, Pascale Ferran
Producers: Archipel 35’s Denis Freyd, Atlantic Pictures, Cofinova 8
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Radha Mitchelle, Josh Charles, Roschdy Zem

We haven’t seen anything from the prolific French director Pascal Ferran (she won the Golden Camera in Cannes 1994 for Coming to Terms With the Dead) since her 2006 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley (which was her only directorial effort last decade). So we’re excited to see her helming this international cast scripted by Breaud, who last wrote 2005’s Le Petit Lieutenant, directed by Xavier Beauvois.

Gist: The story takes place in the Paris area between an airport and an international hotel in its zone.All sorts of people are there, either in transit or because they live or work in this zone.This very contemporary film tries to describe today’s world but also the hopes and dreams of each and everyone within a social environment marked by the outbreak of the supernatural.

Release Date: We had pegged this for a Cannes entry in 2013—make that 2014 now, hopefully Main Comp, but perhaps Un Certain Regard.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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