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Title year:1987
Unused title(s):Life of Birds (Working Title)
Original dialogue(s):English
Running time:81 min 25 sec
Copyright:Oneira Pictures International
Description:Two thirtyish sisters, Amelia (Kathy Horner) and Lie (Andrea Sadler), live in a large house in the country, their only company various animals and fifteen geese, the ugly sisters of the title. A former lover , Slu (Attila Bertalan), who Amelia has not seen for three years, arrives waving a gun and pursued by the police. Over the next few days he makes love to Amelia and at the same time makes advances to Lie, a beautiful, shy and fragile creature. His attitude is wheedling and ambiguous and the two sisters see their quiet routine perturbed. Despite Slu's relentless advances, Lie resists and an eerie triangle develops. Lie escapes from his attentions into the memories, poems and songs of her childhood. Amelia orders Slu to leave, which he does, but he soon returns and in a moment of extreme frustration, attempts to rape her and Lai. They struggle and she stabs him. The sisters bundle his lifeless body into the trunk of his car and Lie drives away. Amelia, reading unseen from her diary, tells us that Lie handled everything very efficiently.

Credited as:
Director(s):Bashar ShbibBachar Chbib
Screen writer(s):Bashar ShbibBachar Chbib

Credited as: Character name:
Actor(s):Kathy HornerAmelia
Attila BertalanSlu
Andrea SadlerLie

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Producer(s):Bashar ShbibBachar Chbib

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Editor(s):Robin Masters
Bashar ShbibBachar Chbib
Photography:Stephen Reizes

Support:35mm Col Fuji 8514 aspect ratio 1.66:1

Festival(s):Montréal (Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal: NFB Cinéma ONF) 20h00November 01, 2005

Location(s):Abercorn (QC)
Laboratory:Film House

CFFD Reference No.: 1705