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Drunken Birds

OT: Les oiseaux ivres

Ivan Grbovic // Canada, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021



Interwoven with magical realism, the film shows the effects of a globalized world of employment. Willy works for a Mexican drug cartel and makes one fatal mistake: he falls in love with Marlena, the wife of his boss. In fear of their lives, the pair go to ground separately. When he hears nothing from her, Willy sets out for Montreal where he assumes Marlena to be. He ends up in rural Quebec and finds a job as a migrant worker – but he’s soon involved in the domestic quarrels of his employer, with serious consequences.


IVAN GRBOVIC (*1979 in Montreal) studied film in Los Angeles and worked for a long time as a cameraman, before switching to direction. Drunken Birds is his second feature film.


Les oiseaux ivres

Fiction Feature

French, Spanish, Mandarin, English




105 min

OV with English subtitles

Ivan Grbovic

Ivan Grbovic, Sara Mishara

Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Hélène Florent, Claude Legault, Marine Johnson

Luc Déry, Kim McCraw

Sara Mishara

Stephen De Oliveira, Olivier Calvert, Bernard Gariépy Strobl

Arthur Tarnowski

Philippe Brault

André-Line Beauparlant

Patricia McNeil

Nathalie Boutrie, Luis Rosales

Wazabi Films


Anick Poirier, Wazabi Films: anickp@wazabifilms.com


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