Bird Hearts

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    Bird Hearts

    Fuglehjerter

    Directed by

    Norway

    2015

    25 min

    • Norwegian

    Comedy drama

    Karlovy Vary IFFToronto IFF

    Benjamin and Maya share a life and an apartment in the center of Oslo. On the occasion of Benjamins 26th birthday, Tobias, Benjamins younger and more successful brother, comes to visit for the weekend. During a late night dinner party with friends, Maya tells a story about a sexual experience she had in Brazil. As a consequence, Benjamins insecurities and vulnerabilities begin to surface. Bird Hearts is a film about gender roles and jealousy, sex and family - and the tricky power of the stories lovers tell.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Stine Sørensen
    André Sørum
    Trine Wiggen
    Steinar Klouman Hallert
    Eline Grødal
    Screenplay
    Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel
    Cinematography
    Daniel Fredrik Warren
    Editing
    Jonas Ekroll Bakkelund
    Music
    Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg
    Production
    NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE

    Press

    A captivating exploration of the male psyche. 

    Courtney Small, Cinema Axis

    Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel

    Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel

    Norway

    Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel (1990) is a Norwegian director and screenwriter. He has made short films that were screened in festivals all over the world, including Toronto, Future Frames at Karlovy Vary, Palm Springs (BIRD HEARTS 2015), Aspen and Busan (FANNY 2017). He has picked up several awards along the way, and also two Norwegian Academy Nominations for Best Short Film. He is currently developing his first feature, ARMAND.

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