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Bird of Paradise

Alexander Zorn
United States, 2019, 13 min.

In English.

A queer geriatric nurse learns one of life's hardest lessons when he falls in love with one of his patients.

Director's Statement

As a director, I am interested in delicately walking the fine line between right and wrong. My favorite response to Bird of Paradise is that it could easily be uncomfortable in concept but is handled adeptly and with care. The grey areas of life have always been the most fascinating to me. With this film, I set out to convince audiences of a genuine but unconventional love. I always knew it would be challenging, but for me, that was the point. That is the magic of film -- it's an opportunity to change minds.

Category: Drama.
Themes: Aging, Friendship, LGBTQ, Relationships.

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