Keswick Film Festival

Friday 24th February 6:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake

A Bird Flew In

Director: Kirsty Bell Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2022 Length: 95 mins
2023 Festival
A Bird Flew In

Audience Reaction

Score: 53.38% Attendance: 48


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Filmed in 2021, this is a lockdown drama exploring the effects on a film cast and crew of living alone during covid restrictions. The six interlinking narratives show us how they each cope with enforced isolation: an actor fears her best performance will never be shown and succumbs to depression, an editor agonises that she cannot visit her mother who is sick, a writer yearns for a colleague who has to return to an abusive ex-partner. A Bird Flew In is directed by Kirsty Bell in her debut film, and features an ensemble cast including Derek Jacobi and Sadie Frost.

Thanks to Jade Films


The off-beat choice of filming in black and white widescreen is a good one since it underlines the way in which the pandemic cut off individuals from their communities.
Film Review Daily

Shot in striking black and white, the film looks great and features a fine eclectic cast.
Rich Cline



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