Eye For Film >> Movies >> Birds (2006) Film Review
Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
These birds have gone to the dogs.
Or at least, French collective Pleix (comprising a whole heap of designers, visual artists and musicians) are giving dogs their wings in this piece of poetry in motion.
The birds of the title are dogs in slow motion. They leap about a lot with a backdrop of funky lighting, shake water from themselves and generally have, what one can only presume, is a pretty good time for a dog.
This is simple but effective. Watching the animals in slow motion is quite mesmeric and does make you consider the inner beauty of your average hound. That said David Attenborough's team have been doing this sort of thing - admittedly without the groovy lighting - for years.Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2006