BIRD PEOPLE | AndersonVision
“Bird People" has been called a dark fairy tale by some. Honestly, most fairy tales don't involve dead servants. Well, some do...the Grimm Brothers were weird Germans. There's a strong anti-technology bent to the film and I think that the filmmakers wanted the maid to represent something. But, too many ideas were forced onscreen without taking a moment to allow the story to find its beats. Pacing is such a key issue that gets neglected at an alarming rate by modern filmmakers. Audiences will pay attention if you give them something to watch.