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Plot: A teenage girl in Medieval England navigates life and tries to avoid the arranged marriages her father maps out for her.
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Light and breezy
This is a movie that will probably appeal to a younger audience, but I will never forget the vivid description of what Birdy thought was the birds and the bees. Birdy’s father desperately needs money, and marrying off Birdy is the only way he figures can work. And Birdy is equally determined that she will not marry under duress. Birdy carries with her a title, so she has currency. There is a lot of humor involved, most of it light hearted and towards the latter part of the movie, there is narration as if it is stage direction. There is a certain sweetness to the movie, showing the predicament women faced in 13th Century England.
Tackles Gender Norms In The Middle Ages With Tact And Humor, Making It A Great Introduction To Medieval Comedy
Lena Dunham’s newest film Catherine Called Birdy tackles gender norms in the Middle Ages with tact and humor, making it a great introduction to medieval comedy for those of appropriate age to handle the gore and thematic elements.
Catherine Called Birdy, as you might expect, follows the 14-year-old Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), whose nickname is Birdy. She’s a tomboy to the nth degree, playing with her best friend, a goatherd, rolling in mud and dirt and scorning all that the Middle Ages would deem “ladylike” comportment. Her father, Lord Rollo (Andrew Scott), is deeply financially destitute and utterly greedy, so he aims to use his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. What ensues is comedy gold, but also empowering, as Lady Catherine fights back against the repressive expectations for women of the time.
Lena Dunham’s direction and Bella Ramsey’s performance really add to this film. Dunham crafts every scene to be perfectly shot and cut, and the young Ramsey shows her talent as Lady Catherine, standing up to injustice and sexism with superb dialogue delivery and emoting throughout the film. I also love how the writers have crafted Lord Rollo’s role; besides fueling the main conflict of Catherine Called Birdy, his character flaws make him perhaps the most complex character of the whole film. Andrew Scott works magic as Lord Rollo, especially in the final scenes of the film where the message is hammered in.
Catherine Called Birdy promotes standing up to rules you feel are unjust. There are some violent (but not graphic) and disturbing scenes, including a difficult childbirth.
I give Catherine Called Birdy 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18. By Eshaan M., KIDS FIRST!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Director Lena Dunham
Writer Lena Dunham, Karen Cushman
Actors Bella Ramsey, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A