Birdcatcher’s Son, The (2019)

Rated N/R, Drama, 107 Minutes

"The Birdcatcher's Son" - According to Faroese law, the birdwatcher Esmar will lose his lease within one year, thus forced to leave both his house and his land unless he makes sure he and his wife Johanna have a son. Because Johanna has just given birth to date, they decide what they think is their last and best chance; to jointly find another man who can make Johanna with children.

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SBIFF Schedule
  • 01/22/2020
  • Lobero
  • 4:30 pm - 6:17 pm
  • 01/23/2020
  • Metro 3
  • 8:20 am - 10:07 am
  • 01/24/2020
  • Metro 3
  • 11:40 am - 1:27 pm
Reviewed on January 11, 2020 by Jon Kaye

Summary

8.0 out of 10 - Good story with a strong sense of place. (Jon, Sandy)
10 - My favorite film of the festival. (Barbara H.)
9.0 - One of my favorites. (Carol S., Meryl B.)
8.4 - Fascinating, engaging drama with multiple twists. (Laurie M.)
8.0 - Such a good film but a questionable ending. (Patsy F.)

80%
Craft 80%
Artistry 80%

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