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Bird Flew In (A)

Country: United Kingdom, Language: English, 95 mins

  • Director: Kirsty Bell
  • Writer: Elizabeth Morris, Dominic Wells
  • Producer: Ben Charles Edwards, Keith Kehoe, Philippe Martinez, Phil McKenzie, Alexa Waugh

CGiii Comment

Middle-class lockdown blues...better to be miserable in a swanky townhouse rather than on the 28th floor of a tower block in a council estate!

No matter where you find yourself on the social ladder, Lockdown has affected everyone in a multitude of different ways. 

Kirsty Bell's debut feature [as a director, she is a rather prolific producer] tries to tackle too many familiar and not-so familiar issues many have faced [and are still facing]. 6 interwoven stories could have been pared down to a more economical and workable 4...Derek Jacobi, Morgana Robinson and Camilla Rutherford have the tear-jerking stories...and, they play them to heart-breaking perfection. As to the other three [stories], a mixed bag, but the creepy stalker one...well, that ought not to have been included. Jeff Fahey's romance is a bit of light relief. The pregnant couple, unnecessary. As for the final story, it works as the binding agent...and, there's a little lesbian romance thrown in to keep it interesting.

Can anyone really [and truly] say they enjoyed lockdown? No, didn't think so. It's a bit like this film...hard to enjoy simply because it's still too raw, too familiar...and, at the time of writing, not over!

Beautifully shot [you really can't go wrong with B&W], wonderfully acted and skilfully directed...all it really needed was a brutal script editor!


The(ir) Blurb...

When Lockdown is imposed, the cast and crew of a film are taken from the set and sent home - alone. Actors without an audience. Directors without a script. Couples who fall apart. While others come together. A feature film composed of six interlinked narratives, 'Alone' explores what happens when we are freed from external distractions and forced to find the meaning in our lives and loves.

Cast & Characters

Derek Jacobi (as David)
Sadie Frost (as Diane)
Jeff Fahey (as Peter)
Morgana Robinson (as Lucy)
Frances Barber (as Marie)
Julie Dray (as Anna)
Bill Fellows (as Drew)
Sophie Kennedy Clark (as Ari)
Camilla Rutherford (as Rebecca)
Nikita Mehta (as Trish)
Kirsty Bell (as Naomi)
Michael Winder (as Miles)
Daniel Attwell (as Postman)
Daniel Ward (as Rick)