The Bird & the Whale

Original title:

The Bird & the Whale

Country:

Ireland

Duration:

7 min

Year:

2018.

Director:

Carol Freeman

Screenwriter

DOP:

Editor:

Cast:

Producer:

Jonathan Clarke

Production company:

Paper Panther Productions

Festivals and awards:

Young Director Award – Cannes Lions (Silver Screen Award), Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Prix de P’tits Loups), Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Chicago Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Int’l Film Festival, Encounters Int’l Film Festival, Anima Mundi Int’l Film Festival

A story about a young whale in search of his own voice. Having wandered off from home in order to explore a shipwreck, he finds a sole survivor – a caged songbird. Lost at sea, the two of them join forces in order to survive. The old-fashioned oil-on-glass technique employed in the making of this film deserves credit for the peculiar atmosphere of the film’s chilling, fairy-tale-like waterworld.

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