Bellbird is a 2019 New Zealand dramedy directed by Hamish Bennett (Directorial Debut), starring Marshall Napier, Annie Whittle, Cohen Holloway, Rachel House, Stephen Tamarapa, and Kahukura Retimana. It premiered in June last year in the Official Competition of the Sydney Film Festival.
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.
The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
A shell-shocked photojournalist, haunted by what he has witnessed on assignment in Africa, returns home on the eve of becoming a father. When one of his photographs threatens to destroy a Sudanese refugee's new life, the two men are reunited by nightmare events from the past.
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Two Great Friends. One Grand Adventure.
BELLE & SEBASTIAN is based on the much-loved children’s book and French TV series. Set during the Second World War, it is a timeless tale of a boy and his dog. Six-year-old orphan Sebastian lives on the mountainside with a kind but gruff caretaker. He comes across Belle, a wild mountain dog and together they form an unshakeable bond as they go on an amazing adventure through the French Alps. Along the way, they become pivotal in the attempted escape of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany for the safety of Switzerland.
"A charming story... Inspiring." Urban Cinefile
"Good old-fashioned family entertainment," At the Movies
"This is an old-fashioned film in every way, and that's its biggest strength." The Stranger
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|Running Time||1hr 44m|
|Rating||PG | Parental Guidance|
|Cast||Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Dimitri Storoge, Mehdi El Glaoui|
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