Marianna Simnett: online screening
View at home on-demand screening 18 Mar – 17 Apr
Film and Video Umbrella and the Rothschild Foundation are pleased to announce a
month-long online screening of Marianna Simnett’s The Bird Game (2019), accompanied
by a new film Confessions of a Crow (2021).
The Bird Game was commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of the Evelina Children’s Hospital for Sick Children, named after the wife of Ferdinand de Rothschild who also created Waddesdon Manor
Confessions of a Crow is a short introduction to The Bird Game that draws out the ideas and influences of the film and deftly echoes its structure and mood. Assembling talking-head sound bites from critics and creative collaborators, it integrates them with the maverick musical musings of Simnett’s ringleader Crow herself.
The Bird Game (2019) by Marianna Simnett. Co-written by Marianna Simnett and Charlie Fox, starring Joanne Whalley as ‘Crow’, Producer: Sophie Neave. Shot by Robbie Ryan BSC, and scored by Oliver Coates.
Produced by Film and Video Umbrella Co-commissioned by the Rothschild Foundation, Frans Hals Museum, and Film and Video Umbrella. FVU is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.