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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The Extraordinary Story of Edith Piaf
Academy Award Winner® Marion Cotillard gives a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf in the critically acclaimed ‘La Vie En Rose’. From the mean streets of the Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York's most famous concert halls, Piaf's life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Raised in her grandmother's brothel, Piaf was discovered in 1935 by nightclub owner Louis Leplee (Gérard Depardieu) who persuaded her to sing despite her extreme nervousness. In her audacious attempt to tame her tragic destiny, the Little Sparrow - her nickname - flew so high she could not fail to burn her wings.
"... Marion Cotillard, lip-syncing Piaf's songs and digging into her soul with gale-force urgency, gives a performance for the ages." Rolling Stone
"The most astonishing immersion of one performer into the body and soul of another I've ever encountered in a film." New York Times
"One of the most powerful, passionate and precise performances in modern cinema." Empire
"As the chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, her acting is the most astonishing I've seen in years." Arizona Republic
|Running Time||2hr 20m|
|Rating||M | Mature|
|Cast||Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner|
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