Strange Birds

Directed by Élise Girard
MPM Premium
70 Minutes
French, Italian
Comedy, Drama
Not Rated
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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.

  • Highest Rating
    "...charming and entrancing..."
    Sean Gallen, The Upcoming
  • Highest Rating
    "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."
    Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "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...."
    Vladan Petković, Cineuropa
  • Highest Rating
    "[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."
    James Travers,

Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Berlin Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
Mill Valley Film Festival