The Book of Birdie
Fresh from the Sitges Film Festival, the first feature by designer-turned-director Elizabeth E. Schuch, The Book of Birdie is a haunting and lyrical portrait of an imaginative teenager (the titular Birdie, played by newcomer Ilirida Memedovski). Placed in an crumbling convent by her grandmother for her own protection, Birdie begins to experience unusual hallucinations that will spur the imaginative teen onto a spiritual mission. Is she being called to sainthood or are these visions a sign of something darker within her?
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-writer/director Elizabeth E. Schuch, costume designer/co-writer Anami Tara Shucart and cinematographer/VFX producer Konstantinos Koutsoliotas.
Running time: 91min
Director: Elizabeth E. Schuch
Screenwriters: Anami Tara Schucart and Elizabeth E. Schuch
Producers: Iakovos Vroutsis and Konstantinos Koutsoliotas