The Bird Review

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Anne (Kiberlain) is a fortysomething kitchen hand who's nursing deep emotional wounds. A pigeon stuck in her attic gives her some gentle opportunity to reconnect with the world around her.


Charming chef Clément Sibony coaxes Bordeaux kitchen worker Sandrine Kiberlain out of her grief-stricken, pigeon-invaded cocoon in this affecting study of coexistence in an age of impersonality. Sometimes calculatingly low-key, but a deceptive wit compensates.

Maudlin but moving, Yves Caumon's character study speaks softly but with wisdom. The one-time assistant to Agnes Varda clearly learnt a thing from his former boss.