Birds of Paradise is a whimsical tale about a “Saucer” thief named Dan. Following a routine theft Dan flees the city from three hooligans. There he encounters a girl transfixed in the wings of a giant plastic bird. The connection between the girl and the winged creature incites a need for Dan to experience the same. He must steal the bird.
Written and directed by graduate film student Maladan Jurkovic, “Birds of Paradise” draws it’s inspiration from the works of Fellini’s Amarcord and Malle’s Zazie dans le métro. It builds an unusual world where the simplicity of action personifies human emotion to create a fundamental human truth.
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