I’ve always found it strange that people have birds for pets – usually clipped and caged. But in these films, we see two pet birds that have attained a higher status in the eyes of their owners, though their stories meet quite different ends.
Straight out of Norway comes The Weight of Spring a music video set to a song by The White Birch. The video is like a series of Haiku poems on film. In twelve different tableaus, the video coupled with the song brings out the tenderness, intimacy, destructiveness and comfort of this thing we call love.
While we grapple with the social side-effects of Covid-19, a lot of creativity that has sprung from the shared experience of social isolation.