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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.

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