Mavie is 27 years old. She is clumsy, beautiful and full of doubts, looking for her path in life. George is 76 years old. He is a lonely and cynic librarian who doesn’t expect a thing from life. The two of them, together, form an unconventional friendship, where love takes on many forms, and changes their parallel divergent ways.
- "...charming and entrancing..."
- "A lilting ode to serendipity and the consequences of long-ago actions, writer-director Elise Girard’s bittersweet comedy Strange Birds (Drôles d’oiseaux) is a modest but delightful mystery that interweaves romance, literature, ecological concerns and the eternal beauty of Paris with a light touch."
- "Strange Birds is a charming film in a very French sense, but without the pretentiousness. At only 70 minutes long, it gives the audience an engaging and, at times, surprising story...."
- "[A]n involving and emotionally satisfying work. What it offers is an authentic exploration of a relationship between two mismatched individuals who are drawn to one another not by the readily understandable force of desire, but by something far more subtle and profound."
Awards & Recognition
Berlin Int'l. Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival