The Birds

  • Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

  • USA, 1963, 119minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

An apocalyptic tale about our fine-feathered friends turning against humans with a series of deadly attacks at a scenic coastal town in Northern California. On one level, The Birds is polished top-notch entertainment – a chilling end-of-the-world horror story (personified by the Bible-quoting drunk at the neighborhood restaurant), laced with black humor – but on closer inspection there is an abundance of Hitchcock’s cinematic preoccupations: the beautiful cool blonde, the charming bachelor unwilling to commit to a relationship, a complex mother-son bond, obsession and jealousy, and a loss of control over one’s personal environment.

#7 in American Film Institute‘s 100 Year… 100 Thrills in 2001


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2017-01-14 (Sat)
      2017-03-22 (Wed)


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