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CLOSING NIGHT FILM | THE BOOK OF BIRDIE

By Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (other events)

Sunday, October 15 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM
 
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CLOSING NIGHT FILM 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Introverted teenager Birdie (radiant newcomer Ilirida Memedovski) is forced to live inside a quaint, Lake-Michigan-situated convent by her concerned grandmother. Grandma’s hope is that the strict nuns will change the teen’s outlook on life. It doesn’t take long, though, for Birdie’s obsession with blood, via her inquisitive reactions to such bloody noses and her own menstruation, to rock not only her own world but those of the convent’s inhabitants, including the groundskeeper’s young daughter, with whom Birdie sparks a romance.

A storyboard artist for big Hollywood films like this year’s WONDER WOMAN, UK-based writer-director Elizabeth E. Schuch brings her visual flair to this beautifully shot and colorfully hypnotic debut. Schuch’s decision to cast only women wasn’t by accident—THE BOOK OF BIRDIE applies Gothic horror and Shirley-Jackson-like fantasy to a quietly unnerving story seeped in feminism. —Matt Barone

Director: Elizabeth E. Schuch
Cast: Illirida Memedovski, Suzan Crowley, Kathryn Browning, Kathryn Haynes
Producer: Konstantinos Koutsoliotas, Iakovos Vroutsis, João Pedro Fleck, Nicolas Tonsho
Screenwriter: Elizabeth E. Schuch
Year: 2017
Length: 90 Minutes
Country: UK
Language: English

Premiere Status
North American Premiere