Les oiseaux ivres

38

104 minutes – Drama
Language: French, Spanish
Festival release date: September 13, 2021 (Toronto International Film Festival, World Premiere)
Release date: October 15, 2021 (Québec)
Production company: micro_scope
Canadian distributor: Les Films Opale

Willy (Jorge Antonio Guerrero), a Mexican drug cartel driver, becomes involved with a drug lord’s wife, Marlena (Yoshira Escárrega). When their affair is discovered, Marlena flees the country. Willy has no know where she went, but a locket she left behind contains a picture of her aunt in Montréal. Willy begins his quest to find the love of his life. After spending four years working as a seasonal migrant worker in rural Québec, he is hired as a seasonal worker at the Bécotte farm near Montréal. Several fates intertwine, worlds meet, tensions rise, and moments of magical realism arise during the long workdays.

On October 5, 2021, Telefilm Canada announced Les oiseaux ivres (Drunken Birds), is Canada’s entry in the nomination process for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards, to be held on March 27, 2022.

Les oiseaux ivres, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Luc Déry
Kim McCraw

Executive Producer:

Nicolás Celis

Line Producer:

Marie-Claire Lalonde
Rodrigo Macin (Mexico)

Director:

Ivan Grbovic

Screenwriter:

Ivan Grbovic
Sara Mishara

Cinematographer:

Sara Mishara

Editor:

Arthur Tarnowski

Composer:

Philippe Brault

Production Designer:

André-Line Beauparlant

Art Director:

Crystal Duarte
Philippe Lord

Costume Designer:

Patricia McNeil

Cast: Roles:

Jorge Antonio Guerrero
Hélène Florent
Claude Legault
Marine Johnson
Gilberto Barazza
Yoshira Escárrega
Amaryllis Tremblay
Maxime Dumontier
Karl Walcott
Normand D’Amour

Willy
Julie
Richard
Léa
le conteur
Marlena
Lou
Benji
pilote de course
Normand